I’m a television writer (Dickinson, Better Things), playwright, and the national bestselling author of Here For It, or, How to Save Your Soul in America (Ballantine), a Read with Jenna club pick as featured on Today, Reclaiming Her Time: The Power of Maxine Waters (with Helena Andrews-Dyer, Dey Street), and the YA novel Kings of B’More (Kokila), which was also featured on Today as a Read with Jenna Jr. pick.
I’ve been heard on The Moth Radio Hour, NPR’s It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders, All Things Considered, and Pop Culture Happy Hour, as well as a host of podcasts. I’m also the the long-running host of The Moth in Philadelphia and D.C.
For four years, I was also a Senior Staff Writer at Elle.com where I write “Eric Reads the News,” a daily current events and culture column. My writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Time, W Magazine, O the Oprah Magazine, Slate, and more.
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