Bill Barol


Santa Monica, CA

Bill Barol

I've written for The New
Yorker, Boing Boing,
Fast Company, Forbes,
Time, Newsweek,
The Huffington Post
and many others.


My Name is Joe Biden and I’ll Be Your Server

Folks, lemme tell you about these Yukon Gold potatoes.
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A Statement from the Monkey

In that moment, Monkey reborn as Artist.
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Le Blog de Jean-Paul Sartre

There must be a God. There cannot be a God. I will start a blog.
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Don Draper Wears Out His Welcome

You can lie on a couch. But you can also couch a lie.
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Lathered Up

Why shaving, and why now?
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PR Tips from Jack White’s Old-Timey Publicist

I’ll be straight with you: The bread’s good. (Jack pays me in home-baked bread.)
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Me, Al Franken and the worst meeting in show business history

And then, here's the thing: It got worse.
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Before Mayberry, A Movie Monster

Griffith makes every second of Lonesome Rhodes' rise and fall queasily believable.
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What My Mother Can Do With Her Mind

“I can’t find anything! It’s all been moved!” Like she wasn’t the one who moved it, with her mind.
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Think Like A Writer!

I didn’t always think like a writer. I used to think like a person.
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Goodbye To My New York

How can I say goodbye to New Tork, the city that’s been my home for — Hang on.
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Annals Of The Theatre: Being Man #3

Just like that, Man #3 became a living, breathing human with hopes and dreams and a trombone.
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Bill Barol

Bill Barol is the author of THANKS FOR KILLING ME (Minty Goodness Press, 2011) and MR. IRRESPONSIBLE'S BAD ADVICE (Volt Press, 2005). He’s a former Senior Writer at Newsweek, where he authored cover stories on David Letterman, Bruce Springsteen, Andrew Wyeth, and The End of the Eighties, as well as dozens of inside stories on pop culture, entertainment and the arts. His journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, Time, Slate, The Boston Globe, Fast Company, Fortune Small Business, Washington Journalism Review, American Journalism Review, American Heritage and TV Guide, at Boing Boing, Huffington Post and, and on PBS. He's also been a writer/producer on television comedies including "Anything But Love," "Cafe Americain" and "Townies." He lives in Santa Monica, CA.