Brian Abrams is the author of the best-selling Kindle Single AND NOW...An Oral History of "Late Night With David Letterman," 1982-1993 and the critically acclaimed Gawker: An Oral History and Die Hard: An Oral History.

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He has also been called "the Ken Burns of presidential alcoholism." His first book, Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief from the Oval Office (Workman Publishing), was released on February 10, 2015.  

As editor-in-chief for the news and culture site Death and Taxes Magazine, Brian is classically trained in covering the cultural apocalypse and digging for Internet gold, which sounds pretty gross. He also ran audience development programs for media companies such as Dennis Publishing and MTV. For four years at the satirical quarterly Heeb Magazine, he produced tongue-in-cheek ad campaigns, wrangled celebrities for controversial photo shoots, and managed live events in multiple cities. 

Brian has written for several outlets including Washington Post Magazine, Time.com, Film Drunk, Splitsider, High Times, and Playboy.

He lives in New York City.