"It made me laugh, and think, a lot” —WALTER ISAACSON
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Steve Jobs

"One of the funniest writers I've ever read"–NEIL STRAUSS
New York Times bestselling author of The Game

"Made me laugh out loud" —ANDY BOROWITZ
New York Times bestselling author and humorist

Actor and comedian

Man who could do better

At your local bookstore … if there still are bookstores

Listen to my voice read you part of my book!

 This is the inspiring story of a boy who climbed from the upper-middle class to the lower-upper class

 I'm Joel Stein, the journalist you've heard about in story and song. I write a column for Time magazine, appear on TV shows you forget as soon as you finish watching them, and finally wrote a book. This website, as you may have noticed, is dedicated to trying to get you to buy that book. I hope you enjoy the site. More honestly, I hope you buy the book.