My name is Peter & I write things for a living. I have been alive for 15,409 days.*

This is the extended version:

I have written about culture, trends and the arts for a number of publications, including The New York Times, The New York Observer, GQ, Spin, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, Slate.com, Portfolio and McSweeneys. My first book, a collection of essays entitled The Reluctant Metrosexual: Dispatches from an Almost Hip Life (Villard), was published in 2004.  My writing has been included in a half-dozen anthologies, including The Best American Essays 2010 (as a Notable selection), Bar Mitzvah Disco and Rejected: Tales Of The Failed, Dumped And Canceled.  I am currently the editor Netted, a web site and daily email focused on digital culture (it does exist).

I have held staff/contributor positions at Vanity Fair, Drill, Radar, Men.style.com (and other publications, some of which still exist). I used to host a talk show series called “New York States of Mind” at the 92nd Street Y and am an occasional commentator for NPR. Sometimes I tell stories and jokes on stages, generally of a comedic nature.

I live in Brooklyn with my wife, two sons and dog, all of whom bring me immense joy.

*as of 6/22/10