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A contributor to publications from The New Yorker and Vanity Fair to Rolling Stone, Rich Cohen has also written books that deftly explore little-known aspects of Jewish culture and heritage, including Tough Jews and The Avengers. His latest work, Sweet and Low, is an engaging look at the story behind a little pink packet that's become an American icon.
Rich Cohen is the author of Tough Jews, The Avengers, and Machers and Rockers, and the memoir Lake Effect. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among many other publications, and he is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone. He lives in New York City.
Author biography courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Cohen:
"I once had a job cleaning dead animals off the road after storms."
"I invented a whiffle-ball pitch still known in the Chicagoland areas as, ‘Cohen's rising sinker.'"
"I can't swim."
"I like the idea of scale-modeling, but have never actually done it. When I was a kid, I had a stamp collection, and a collection of hotel keys."
"I like to watch baseball and hockey, and don't know how anyone can watch golf. Though I like to play."
"I have two small children, and that uses up every bit of free time that might otherwise be used for hobby-ing. And that's fine with me."