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.


To Tweet or Not to Tweet

The first draft of this piece was written for Twitter, and was 133 characters long.
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Better than TED

So I'm thinking my invitation to speak at TED this year got lost in the mail or something.
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A Day In The Life of an Internet Celebrity

Eventually she stops bopping around the store like Joey Heatherton on meth.
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If Jerry Lee Lewis Ran The National GOP Campaign Committee

Get up off me, son. Get them lights outta my eyes. What, now? Well, count it down then.
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Ted Sorensen, Behind the Scenes

What you saw was pretty much what you got: A self-made patrician, a keeper of secrets.
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Walter Cronkite: A Yet Further Reappraisal

In the last week a number of factual errors by the Times' Alessandra Stanley have come to light.
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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.