Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.
Graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass.
Author of four books:
Radio Shangri-La (Crown, 2011), Ray & Joan (Dutton, 2016), Up All Night (Abrams, 2020), Susan, Linda, Nina and Cokie (Abrams, 2021.)
Journalist (NY Times/MSNBC/MSNBC.com/Marketplace/KCRW, and a variety of freelance work.)
Student at CUNY's Biography/Memoir MA program.