I’m the bestselling author of Here For It, or, How to Save Your Soul in America, a memoir-in-essays from Ballantine Books, out now, and Reclaiming Her Time, a biography of Rep. Maxine Waters, co-authored with Helena Andrews-Dyer and coming in September 2020 from Dey Street Books.
I’m also a Senior Staff Writer at Elle.com where I write “Eric Reads the News,” a daily current events and culture column.
I’m a playwright. I won a 2016 Barrymore Award for Best New Play, the 2018 Dramatists Guild Lanford Wilson Award, and a 2017/2018 National New Play Network Commission.
I’m the the long-running host of The Moth in Philadelphia and D.C.
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I’m available to speak at your events or appear on your podcast talking about intersecting identities, diversity, equity, and inclusion, finding humor in the news, playwriting, blackness, queerness, and progressive faith in America, and pop culture in general. Get in touch!
You can now purchase my new book, Here For It, or How to Save Your Soul in America!