Tad Friend

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Theodore Porter "Tad" Friend (born September 25, 1962) is a staff writer for The New Yorker who writes the magazine's "Letter from California".

Biography

Born in Buffalo, New York, Friend was raised there and in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (where his father, Theodore Friend, was president of Swarthmore College). He was educated at The Shipley School and Harvard University.

Friend was a contributing editor at various publications, including Esquire, prior to becoming a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1998.[1] His work there includes the magazine's "Letter from California".[1] In 2001, he published “Lost in Mongolia: Travels in Hollywood and Other Foreign Lands”, a collection of his articles. His memoir, Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor, was published in 2009.[1]

Friend is married to food writer Amanda Hesser, with whom he has twin children. He lives in Brooklyn.

Bibliography

Books

  • Friend, Tad (2001). Lost in Mongolia : travels in Hollywood and other foreign lands.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (2009). Cheerful money : me, my family, and the last days of WASP splendor. New York: Little, Brown.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (2011). Planet Killers : a spine-tingling look at near-earth objects, mass extinctions, and the controversial science of planetary defense (eBook). Byliner.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Essays and reporting

  • Friend, Tad (2006). "Inside the Coen heads". In Allen, William Rodney. The Coen brothers : interviews. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (October 26, 2009). "Scrum again". The Talk of the Town. Revivals. The New Yorker. 84 (36): 34–35.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (November 1, 2010). "High kicks". The Talk of the Town. The Boards. The New Yorker. 86 (34): 42.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Molly Shannon in Neil Simon's Promises, Promises.
  • — (January 2, 2012). "Second Act". The Talk of the Town. Ink. The New Yorker. 87 (42): 22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Heather Donahue.
  • — (November 26, 2012). "In character". The Talk of the Town. Haunts. The New Yorker. 88 (37): 20–21. Retrieved 2014-05-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Bryan Cranston revisits the Upper West Side.
  • — (December 3, 2012). "Skyping John Malkovitch". The Talk of the Town. Brave New World Dept. The New Yorker. 88 (38): 38, 40. Retrieved 2014-12-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (January 14, 2013). "Prison tale". The Talk of the Town. The Pictures. The New Yorker. 88 (43): 20, 22. Retrieved 2015-01-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (February 4, 2013). "In the box". The Talk of the Town. The Sporting Life. The New Yorker. 88 (46): 22. Retrieved 2015-01-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Squash champs Nick Matthew and James Willstrop.
  • — (February 4, 2013). "Home economics : can an entrepreneur's audacious plan fix the mortgage mess?". Letter from California. The New Yorker. 88 (46): 26–31. Retrieved 2015-01-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (March 25, 2013). "Guy's guy". The Talk of the Town. The Pictures. The New Yorker. 89 (6): 40, 42. Retrieved 2015-09-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (July 22, 2013). "Surface, not depth". The Talk of the Town. The Pictures. The New Yorker. 89 (21): 24–25. Retrieved 2014-10-29.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (September 30, 2013). "Selfless". The Talk of the Town. The Pictures. The New Yorker. 89 (30): 24–25. Retrieved 2015-02-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (December 23–30, 2013). "Swagger". The Talk of the Town. The Pictures. The New Yorker. 89 (42): 43. Retrieved 2014-10-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Alice Eve.
  • — (June 2, 2014). "Checkered". The Talk of the Town. The Artistic Life. The New Yorker. 90 (15): 25–26. Retrieved 2015-03-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Harmony Korine.
  • — (July 28, 2014). "Honey dance". The Talk of the Town. Long, Strange Trip. The New Yorker. 90 (21): 24. Retrieved 2014-09-30.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Burt Shavitz of Burt's Bees.
  • — (May 18, 2015). "Game". The Talk of the Town. The Pictures. The New Yorker. 91 (13): 36. Retrieved 2015-08-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (May 18, 2015). "Tomorrow's advance man : Marc Andreessen's plan to win the future". Letter from California. The New Yorker. 91 (13): 58–73. Retrieved 2015-08-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (July 27, 2015). "Shelling up". The Talk of the Town. The Pictures. The New Yorker. 91 (21): 20. Retrieved 2015-12-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Contributors: Tad Friend". The New Yorker. n.d.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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