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Joel Stein

Jackson Augustus Adair

Joel Stein was not easy to work with on this bio. He demanded a lot of changes, particularly in regard to his photo, which he believed could be adjusted to make him look younger, fitter, and, somehow, “famouser.” The only facts he provided that were verifiable were that he was a staff writer and columnist for Time magazine for 20 years, where he wrote 22 cover stories, that he was a columnist for Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times and that he is the author of "In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and You're Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This Book" and "Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity." Also that he has taught at Princeton, written for several sitcoms and  appeared as a talking head on television shows. There is no factual basis for his claim that his writing has “saved millions of lives and destroyed many more marriages.”

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In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and You're Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This Book
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Grand Central Publishing
October 2019
ISBN 9781455591473
384 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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The night Donald Trump won the presidency, our author Joel Stein, Thurber Prize finalist and former staff writer for Time Magazine, instantly knew why. More/less

Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity
Humor / Comedy
Grand Central
May 2012
ISBN 9780446573122
304 pages
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The smudge looked suspiciously penis- like. The doctor confirmed: "That's the baby's penis!" which caused not celebration, but panic. More/less

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