Bio

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Jeff is a writer and a life coach.

Okay, so he’s not a life coach. But he is a nationally-syndicated writer and the author of four books.

His writing has appeared in print or online in GQ, New York magazine, Glamour, CosmoVH1Esquire, mental_floss, MTVLos Angeles TimesChicago Tribune, Comstock’sThe Miami HeraldThe Baltimore SunDetroit Free Press, and The Huffington Post.

The topics? It varies. He has written about relationships, film, health care, travel, the folly of juice cleanses, hashtags, monks, architecture, books, fashion (not that he’s fashionable–see above t-shirt), sneak attacks of World War II, how to pick champagne, the intersection of math and magic, Finland’s school system, and the shortcomings of General Custer. He also collaborated with Marc Ecko, the fashion designer and founder of Complex media, on the book Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out.

He is likely the only person alive to have written for both GQ and The Knot.  His TV appearances, where he occasionally pops up as the token male, have ranged from BBC News to The View. Business and marketing stuff? Sure, he does that too, providing customer-segmentation insights to a +$1 billion publishing company.

Jeff is also the founding editor of ThePlunge.com, the primary website for grooms. (Jeff has never been a groom.) His relationship advice from The Plunge has been syndicated via McClatchy to a network of more than two hundred newspapers. Esquire has called him a “Marriage Guru.” (Jeff has never been married.) He’s cited as a “Relationship Expert,” although his ex-girlfriends might disagree.

Jeff is currently at work on a new book from Macmillan Publishing, covering the paradoxes of health studies, called “The Good News About What’s Bad For You… and The Bad News About What’s Good For You.” Forthcoming in 2015.

He can’t tan.