is the author of the memoir The Man Who Couldn’t Eat (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster), based on his Esquire story. His nonfiction has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Creative Nonfiction, The Huffington Post, Graze, Slice, and on NPR, and he wrote and directed the documentary film Tree Man.
He served as a communications executive for
Sony, American Express, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and
several global public relations and marketing agencies.
He has taught at the University of Maryland and Rutgers University. He holds a BA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MA in English from the University of Maryland.