Stephen Fried is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author who teaches at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. His books include the acclaimed biographies RUSH: REVOLUTION, MADNESS AND THE VISIONARY DOCTOR WHO BECAME A FOUNDING FATHER (a finalist for the 2019 George Washington Book Prize), APPETITE FOR AMERICA: FRED HARVEY AND THE BUSINESS OF CIVILIZING THE WILD WEST--ONE MEAL AT A TIME (a NYTimes best seller also named one of the ten best books of the year by the Wall Street Journal) & THING OF BEAUTY: THE TRAGEDY OF SUPERMODEL GIA (which inspired the Emmy-winning HBO film "Gia" and introduced the word "fashionista" into the English language). He also wrote BITTER PILLS; THE NEW RABBI; HUSBANDRY; and was co-author, with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, of A COMMON STRUGGLE. A two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, he has written for Vanity Fair, Glamour, The Washington Post Magazine, GQ, Smithsonian, Rolling Stone, Ladies Home Journal, Parade, and Philadelphia magazine (where he got his start.) Fried lives in Philadelphia with his wife, author Diane Ayres.Read more Read less
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