Joel Stein grew up in Edison, N.J., went to Stanford, and in 1997, became a staff writer for TIME, for which he's written fourteen cover stories. He has contributed to The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Details, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Businessweek, Wired, Real Simple, Sunset, Playboy, Elle, Los Angeles Times, and many more magazines, most of which have gone out of business. He is the author of Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity. His website is thejoelstein.com.
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