josh axelrad (sorry)

new york times
the plain dealer
connecticut post
the nervous breakdown
arnold snyder

new york times
the times [of london]
bbc radio 4
the leonard lopate show
minnesota public radio
kuow's the conversation
gambling with an edge
smith magazine
the dennis prager show
bloomberg television
I'm Josh. Holy crap. Hi!

I'm a writer and performer and father in Seattle, Washington. My memoir, Repeat Until Rich, was published by Penguin Press and recognized alongside work by Jennifer Egan and David Shields as a Best Book of 2010 by The Nervous Breakdown. I perform monologues and stories in front of anyone who gives me five bucks, I've been a host of The Moth StorySlam and featured on The Moth Radio Hour and I've appeared on stage at the Players Club in New York City, Seattle's Neptune Theater, the Royce Auditorium in Grand Rapids, the Power Center in Ann Arbor, and many other venues. I'm sometimes characterized as a former advantage gambler or retired professional card counter but I'm retired only in the sense of having to do other things now to get money. I'm a native of Southern California, was raised in part in rural Kansas, and went to college in New York.

josh [at] axelrad [dot] net