I’m a freelance writer and essayist. I was once a daily newspaper reporter. During the dot-com boom I worked in technology public relations and marketing, and also ran my own small consulting shop. Recently, I was co-chair at the Writers’ Room of Boston, where I still work a few days every week.
My memoir-in-progress, STUFFED: All the Things I Ate and Why, is the story of my 20-year life and almost-death battle with binge eating disorder, and the weight-loss surgery that nearly killed me. It’s a trip through burger joints, therapy chairs and diet workshops, from morbid obesity, to sickly thin, to something in-between.
Things I’ve written:
The Insanity Of Eating, The Rumpus, Aug. 22, 2016
Murder Darkens Our Home Field, ReformJudaism, March 19, 2015
BigFatMike, a blog about my struggles with binge eating disorder and my weight loss surgery.
Naturists Run From Cover, Boca Raton News, July 15, 1990 (It’s funny!)
Places I’ve been:
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
Northeastern University, MBA
Brandeis University, BA