account_circle by Charles Salzberg
Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer living in New York City whose novel Swann's Last Song was recently published by Five Star Mystery Series. His work has appeared in Esquire, GQ, New York Magazine, the New York Times Arts and Leisure, the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and numerous other publications. He is the author of over 20 non-fiction books, including From Set Shot to Slam Dunk, An Oral History of the NBA, and On A Clear Day They Could See Seventh Place, Baseball's 10 Worst Teams of the Century (with George Robinson) and co-author of My Zany Life and Times, by Soupy Sales. Salzberg has been a Visiting Professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and teaches non-fiction at Sarah Lawrence College. He currently teaches at the New York Writers Workshop, where he is a Founding Member, the Writer's Voice and the Open Center.

Book Lovers

Three Balconies: Stories and a Novella

Issue No. 141 ~ February, 2009

"Friedman has never really been interested in well-adjusted winners, but rather those on the way up or down, or even better, those going nowhere fast. The neurotic, the unhappy, the malcontent, the put-upon, the outsider, that's patented Friedman territory, and we're the better for it."


Looking Back

Issue No. 122 ~ July, 2007

"Just take a look at the Biography rack at your local bookstore and you'll see a shitload of those tell-all tomes from Paris in the 20s and 30s. All of them lies. Lies. Lies. So I figure now's the time to set the record straight and if Joseph M. Kelly don't do it, who the hell will?"