Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Meet Max Gross

Max Gross was born to two non-schlubby parents in New York City in 1978. He was educated at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights and Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

After a year of loafing around Israel, Gross returned to New York and became a staff reporter/office lackey for The Forward, the Jewish weekly newspaper, where he had what was colorfully referred to as “the freak beat.” (He wrote about a gentleman attempting to start Jews for Allah; the talking fish of New Square, NY; haunted eBay auctions and assorted oddities.)

Today, Gross lives in Jackson Heights, Queens and writes for The New York Post. In between toiling away on yet-to-be-finished screenplays and novels, he is an incurable foodie (should you ever desire a good pizza place in NYC, do not be afraid to email), a moderately successful dieter, a tireless poker player, and a fanatical Barack Obama booster.

Should you wish to learn more about Max Gross, by all means purchase his book, From Schlub to Stud, which includes lots of embarrassing details.