Difficult Men – Available July 3
My new book Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution, From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad will be available July 3, 2013, from The Penguin Press. Preorder a copy from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound or iBookstore For news & events follow on Twitter or Facebook. Advance Praise "Aptly titled, and written with verve, humor and constant energy, Difficult Men is as gripping as an episode of The Sopranos or Homeland. Any addict of the new 'golden' television (or extended narratives on premium cable) will love this book. Along the way, it is also one of ...
Jeff Bridges: Man of the Year, 2010 The Dude abides my questioning. GQ, December 2010 01.24.11 | category: GQ, profiles | . Ryan Gosling Guns, magic and Disneyland with Hollywood’s most idiosyncratic star. GQ, January 2011 01.23.11 | category: GQ, profiles | . Gross Prophets: A Comedy Directors’ Roundtable Hanging with Funny Boys: John Landis, Adam McKay, Judd Apatow, Edgar Wright and Todd Philips. GQ, August 2010 01.22.11 | category: GQ, profiles | . John Hamm: Man of the Year, 2008 Where Don Draper came from and how he got here. GQ, December 2008 01.21.11 | category: GQ, profiles | . Harold Ramis Gets the Last Laugh A Q&A ...
Proud Harvest Jackie Robinson’s son David and his remarkable journey to running a coffee plantation in Africa. Vanity Fair, May 2005 01.30.11 | category: Vanity Fair, features | . Say “I Do” to Rock Travels with the World’s Greatest Rock-n-Roll (Wedding) Band New York Times, October 2009 01.30.11 | category: New York Times, features | . Extreme Oxford The strange tale of the Oxford Dangerous Sports Club. Vanity Fair, February 2004 01.30.11 | category: Vanity Fair, features | . First a Hook, Then Ink: An Artist’s Catch The gastro-artistic circle of life, on the South Fork. New York Times, August 2007 01.30.11 | category: New York ...
New Orleans Gets Its Bite Back Assessing the Crescent City’s comeback, three years after Katrina. GQ, September 2008 01.31.11 | category: food, GQ | . The FedEx Meal Plan On having all one’s food overnighted from faraway lands. Or, A push-back to the local/seasonal orthodoxy. GQ, November 2009 01.31.11 | category: GQ, food | . Tahiti: A Viticultural Odyssey One man’s obsession with making wine in the South Pacific. Gourmet, February 2009 01.29.11 | category: Gourmet, food | . Haggis, Updated: Less Offal, Tastes Great The state of Scotland’s most famous, and reviled, ...
Kuala Lumpur: Street Food Heaven Gastronomic adventures on the streets of Malaysia’s capital. Bon Appetit, May 2008 01.31.11 | category: Bon Appetit, travel | . Come to L.A. for…the Food? Los Angeles finally gets its serious-dining props. GQ, March 2008 01.31.11 | category: GQ, travel | . Portland, OR: America’s Newest—and Gutsiest—Food City Pork, cocktails and strippers in Stumptown. GQ, May 2009 01.31.11 | category: GQ, travel | . New Orleans Gets Its Bite Back Assessing the Crescent City’s comeback, three years after Katrina. GQ, September 2008 01.31.11 | category: GQ, travel | . The Quest: See a bald eagle, a bear, a whale and a salmon. In ...
This American Life
You can listen to my This American Life here, or via a variety of modern techniques at their website. On one man's struggle to deal with his mother's murder. (Episode: How to Rest in Peace; 32 min) Listen. On a disastrous boat trip in Brooklyn. (Episode: In The Shadow of the City; 22 min) Listen. On crying on airplanes. (Episode: Put Your Heart In It; 11 min) Listen. On creating a religion using focus groups. (Episode: A Better Mousetrap; 11 min) Listen.
My old, presumed-dead tale of embedding with the Texas Rib Rangers competition BBQ team has been anthologized (along with much other fine work) in Cornbread Nation 6: The Best of Southern Food Writing.
Pleased as ponzu to report that The Hangover: Part III won the 2012 James Beard award for Humor.
My look behind, and in front of, the scenes at the magnificent La Grenouille is in the January issue of Bon Appetit.
In the current issue of GQ, you’ll find both the story of my adventures in Tokyo with David Chang, James Murphy and Aziz Ansari and my manifesto on the virtues of shopping while intoxicated. All in all, an excellent showing for Dipsomaniac Brett Martin, if that’s the
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