Steve Friedman is the author of four books, including Lost on Treasure Island: A Memoir of Longing, Love and Lousy Choices in New York City, and the co-author of two New York Times bestsellers, Loose Balls and Eat & Run. He has twice been a National Magazine Award finalist and has written for Runner’s World, GQ, Bicycling, New York, Esquire, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside, Elle and other publications. His stories have been widely anthologized, appearing in The Best American Sports Writing, The Best American Travel Writing, The Big Book of Ghost Stories, The Bastard on the Couch, and other collections. He grew up in St. Louis, graduated from Stanford University and lives in Manhattan.
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