books

Currently, I’m at work on a new book, about chefs and the transformation of their profession. It is called Fuck You, Eat This and will be out from Crown in 2016.

I am the author of Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution, From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad, published by The Penguin Press, July 2013 and soon to come in paperback.

In 2006, I wrote The Sopranos: The Book , an official companion and retrospective, for HBO. Publisher’s Weekly called it “gorgeously designed and smartly written.”  “Pine Barrens: An Oral History” and David Chase’s first post-finale interview were excerpted in Entertainment Weekly.

I am also the author of Top Chef The Cookbook.

My articles on Saigon street foodand FedEx food were anthologized in Best Food Writing 2006 and Best Food Writing 2010.

My essay “On Dealing Drugs, Badly” appeared in Money Changes Everything: Twenty-Two Writers Tackle the Last Taboo with Tales of Sudden Windfalls, Staggering Debts, and Other Surprising Turns of Fortune.

My 1999 interview with Tom Waits is soon to reappear in Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters, edited by Paul Maher, Jr.