Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, general contributor, 2017

Virginia Center for Creative Arts, writer-in-residence, 2017

The Writers’ Room, fellow in nonfiction, 2016-17

GrubStreet, memoir incubator, 2015-16

GrubStreet, master memoir, 2015

Memoir-in-Progress: STUFFED, the story of my 25-year life and almost-death battle with binge eating disorder, and the weight-loss surgery that nearly killed me. STUFFED follows my journey through burger joints, therapy chairs and diet workshops, from morbid obesity, to sickly thin, to something in-between.


Some of my work:

The Insanity Of Eating, The Rumpus, Aug. 22, 2016

Murder Darkens Our Home Field, So We Set Out The Chairs, ReformJudaism, March 19, 2015

BigFatMike, the blog where I wrote about my struggles with binge eating disorder and my weight loss surgery.

Here’s a laugh from years ago:

Naturists Run From Cover, Boca Raton News, July 15, 1990


I’m a former newspaper reporter, PR guy, tech marketer, taxi driver, consultant and entrepreneur who once ran two tiny little shipping companies. Ran ’em right off a cliff. These days I’m writing for my life – in a body that’s lighter by 121 pounds.

Northeastern University, MBA
Brandeis University, BA

Contact: mike @ michaelsinert dot com