Brian Abrams

Brian Abrams is the author of the best-selling Kindle Single AND NOW...An Oral History of "Late Night With David Letterman," 1982-1993.

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) hit bookstores nationwide on February 10.

As current editor-in-chief for the news site Death and Taxes Magazine and formerly an associate editor at BuzzFeed, Brian is classically trained in 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, sold advertising and managed live events in multiple cities.

Brian has written for several magazines and websites including Washington Post Magazine,, Film Drunk, Splitsider, High Times, Chow and Gourmet. He also contributed to the books I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski: Life, The Big Lebowski, and What Have You (Bloomsbury, 2007) and Reefer Movie Madness: The Ultimate Stoner Film Guide (Abrams Books, 2010).

He lives in New York City.