WRITING

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In a world of turmoil, I'm staying calm.

BOOKS

I've written or edited a number of books, of all different genres.

 

“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity”

Franz Kafka

 

TOPICS I WRITE ABOUT

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WHISKY

I like to drink whisky and write about it!

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COMEDY

Sometimes I write comedy.
I was on Sacha Baron Cohen's writing staff, so he thinks I do.

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SOCCER

I played football (soccer) for Cambridge University and have been writing about it since.

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BOOKS

Since 2016 I've written scores of book reviews on a variety of topics. Here are the ones I wrote for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media has transformed society, not always for the best. I've been writing about it for years.

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MUSIC

I've written a lot about Tears for Fears but also about lots of other types of music.

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POLITICS

Though I don't write about politics frequently, I have won national prizes for my writing.

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JEWISH AMERICA

As an Englishman editing the most storied Jewish newspaper, I have been in a position to explain American Judaism to a UK audience.

 

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master—that's all."

Lewis Carroll

 

BIO

Dan Friedman is a writer, an editor and a leader in the fight against hate on social media. 

Dan is an expert on representing your stories, your ideas, and your organization in the most effective way possible.

Dan was the only Yale PhD on the writing staff of Sacha Baron Cohen and the only qualified soccer coach to have been executive editor at the Forward. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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CONTACT

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"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper."

(Usually, and wrongly, ascribed to)
John Ruskin

 

SERIES

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PARENTING

I wrote a series of extremely short, regular fatherhood columns for the Jewish parenting website, Kveller.

CURMUDGEON

A series of amusingly critical, but informative, articles about Jewish and secular holidays from Passover to Halloween.