I’ve had a deep and diverse career writing and editing nonfiction, from 400-word quickies to 400-page fitness tomes. A sampling:

Magazines & digital media

I’m honored to announce I am a 2022 National Magazine Award finalist for service journalism. My 8-page feature for the March/April ’21 issue of AARP the Magazine, “The Back-to-Normal Health Plan,” gives readers dozens of ways to regain control of their lives after a year of pandemic living. Read the story here.

I’m a nationally known, award-winning writer in health, fitness, weight loss, and personal finance. Hundreds of my profiles, service journalism features, essays, and humor pieces have appeared in Men’s Health, AARP the Magazine, Barron’s, Wall Street Journal, WebMD, Women’s Health, Best Life, Philadelphia magazine, Verywell Health, Weight Watchers, Success, O: The Oprah Magazine, Whisky Advocate,, Interior Design, Redbook, Glamour, and more.

Recent magazine projects:

This Man Will Change the Way You Drink Water / Philadelphia magazine (Nov ’21)

Inside Philly’s Stealth Deer Hunts / Philadelphia magazine (March ’21)

Ryan Reynolds cover profile / Men’s Health

The Cure for Everything / AARP Bulletin cover story

Michael B. Jordan cover profile / Men’s Health

99 Ways to Live to 100 / AARP the Magazine


I’m the author or co-author, credited and uncredited, of 20 nonfiction books, including:

The 14-Day Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Dr. Jordan Metzl’s Workout Prescription

The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies

The Men’s Health Big Book of Food & Nutrition

The Impact! Body Plan

Book editing

I’ve spent 10 years on staff at major publishing houses in editorial and marketing. I’ve edited bestselling nonfiction books across diverse subjects…

The Exercise Cure / Jordan D. Metzl MD

Money Rules / Jean Chatzky

How to Sweet-Talk a Shark / Gov. Bill Richardson

The Lean Muscle Diet / Lou Schuler

Visit Sunny Chernobyl / Andrew Blackwell


What Chris Cornell Told Me About Depression Years Before His Suicide

15 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Penis

The Sexy Summer of Grace Potter

What Every Man Can Learn From Jack Reacher

Anderson Cooper’s Traveler’s Tales

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