Bill Barol


Santa Monica, CA

Bill Barol

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


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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Adventures in Self-Publishing

“Give it away,” he said. “For free.”
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Mind-Blowing Movies: Funny Bones

Funny Bones is either a comedy about dark things or a drama about funny people.
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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.