Click here and you'll find a bio that evolved as much by chance as design. To start out, a lucky break. Somehow I won a contest orchestrated by Esquire's great editor, Harold Hayes. It was open to anyone who was (a) under 25, (b) eager to work for Esquire, (c) brash enough to claim a sense of humor. Assignment: rewrite bits of an issue (Joe Namath as King Kong on the cover). After that, and over the long haul, one thing led to another.

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