I’m a writer with The New York Times Magazine, where I’ve authored cover stories and features about identity, addiction, youth culture, sex and sexuality, sports, dogs, and music. My work also appears in The Advocate (where I profile celebrities), Sports Illustrated, Details, Slate, Out, The Good Men Project, The Daily Beast, and others.
I’ve written two books. The first, America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life, is a narrative account of three years in the lives of eight men and women struggling with addictions. The second, American Voyeur: Dispatches From the Far Reaches of Modern Life, is a collection of my previously published writing. You can read reviews of both books here.
I teach writing at Emerson College and Northeastern University, and I speak nationally on a variety of topics, including addiction, youth culture, and sex and sexuality. To inquire about booking me for an event/speaking engagement, click here.
I’m currently working on my next book, about dogs in America.
To learn more about my writing and journalism, feel free to check out some of these interviews, profiles, and radio interviews…
*The Boston Globe chats with me about my nonfiction writing.
*YPulse interviews me about my coverage of youth culture issues.
*MediaBistro asks about my biggest break, my hardest assignment, and my advice to young writers.
*The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association goes deep inside my New York Times Magazine cover story about kids coming out in middle school.
*The Boston Phoenix interviews me about my book, America Anonymous.
*The Daily Northwestern asks me about addiction, my time at Northwestern, and Gawker.
*Gawker chats with me about my Salon profile of Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries.
*NPR‘s Michel Martin interviews me about my 2009 New York Times Magazine cover story about kids coming out in middle school.
*NPR‘s Neal Conan interviews me about my 2004 New York Times Magazine cover story about teens and hooking up.
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