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.


Why I Sleep Badly, But My Dogs Don't

"LAB-radors? Lab-ra-DORS? Plural?" Yes, I said in a small meek voice, wishing I were dead.
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Can The Sense Help You Sleep Better?

If you have $129 burning a hole in your pajama pockets and a glowing sleep orb is your thing, go nuts.
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The Monk And The Mad Man

"He said, ‘Look, a Buddhist monk? In an oil company? In Moscow? It’s not going to work.’"
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Lathered Up

Why shaving, and why now?
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Adam Lisagor Is Advertising's Quietest Pitchman

"It's such a simple, delightful thing, the sandwich."
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Cheesy Goodness

"Where is it? Do I go out and meet the car or what?"
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The Best Super Bowl Ad Ever!

Oh, well. What the hecks.
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Not So Fast: Reviving Retail Sales

Now with Interwebs!
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Products of Brand Mash-Ups

Try a Puck's Explotastic Caffeinated Peanut-Butter Popcorn Bar.
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Face-Off: TED Talks vs.

Think Master's Tea at Yale.
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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.