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New York Times bestselling author Rich Cohen is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone and the author of seven books, including Israel Is Real, Tough Jews and the widely acclaimed memoir Sweet and Low. His work has appeared in The New YorkerHarper's Magazine and Best American Essays.  He lives in Connecticut with his wife, three sons and dog.

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  • Rich Cohen on Pop Culture

    Rich Cohen, contributing editor at both Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, talks about why celebrities matter.

  • Running at the Deacon

    On why you have to take writing head-on.

  • Rich Cohen's Desert Island Picks

    The author's favorite books of all time.

  • Reading at Google

    The author reads at Google NYC on June 20th, 2007.

  • Sweet and Low by Rich Cohen--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from and hear Rich Cohen read from his book Sweet and Low, the bittersweet, hilarious story of Ben Eisenstadt, who invented sugar packets and Sweet'N Low, and amassed the great fortune that would later destroy his family. It is a story of immigrants, Jewish gangsters, and Brooklyn; of sugar, saccharine, obesity, and diet crazes; of jealousy, betrayal, and ambition.

  • Author Rich Cohen on The Interview Show with Mark Bazer.

    Here's what I'm sure about: You've never thought about reading a book about the banana business and/or Sam Zemurray, the guy perhaps most responsible building it. Here's what I'm also sure about: You absolutely should read The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King," by Rich Cohen." --Mark Bazer

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    Morning Joe: How a Russian immigrant became the King of Bananas.

    Rich Cohen on the Banana King and the American Dream.


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    Tenement Talks: Rich Cohen

    Nicholas Lemann in converation with Rich Cohen at the Tenement Museum.

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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

The gripping account of a once-in-a-lifetime football team and their lone championship seasonFor Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the 1985 Chicago Bears were more...

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A legendary tale, both true and astonishing, from the author of Israel is Real and Sweet and LowWhen Samuel Zemurray arrived in America...

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Alex and the Amazing Time Machine

Rich Cohen; illustrated by Kelly Murphy

Alex Trumble is a pretty ordinary kid—except for the fact that his IQ borders on genius, and he loves to read books on vortexes and time travel. But when two angry hit men kidnap...

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Israel Is Real

Rich Cohen

“It’s a great irony that Israel was more secure as an idea than it’s ever been as a nation with an army.” In AD 70, when the Second Temple was destroyed,...

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