While born in Brooklyn, Matt has always considered himself a Long Islander, where he was raised. Should you ever run-in to him you can easily verify this simply by asking him to say the words, “Long Island.”
Matt’s most recent book, Sunburned and Circumcised is a memoir that recounts the summer of 1972, which Matt and his family spent at the Highland Park Bungalow Colony in New York’s Catskills Mountains. It’s like The Wonder Years, but with significant amounts of Jewish guilt. His first book, Hounded: The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds (2013, Hachette) chronicles Matt’s relationships with his Teutonic trio of dogs – Baxter, Maya and Molly. Matt is currently working on his next book.
Matt’s worked in marketing for a long time, though he couldn’t tell you exactly how that came to pass. He continues to do so because he has become quite fond of such basics as food, shelter and HBO. He’s married and has a 16-year old daughter. Matt hates the heat; he currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida. He fails to find the irony even remotely amusing.