David Itzkoff

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David Itzkoff
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Itzkoff at the 2014 MontClair Film Festival
Born (1976-03-02) March 2, 1976 (age 39)
New York, New York
Spouse(s) Amy Justman (m. 2008)[1]

David Itzkoff (born March 2, 1976) is a culture reporter for the New York Times. He is the author of Cocaine's Son, a memoir about growing up with his drug-abusing father.[2] Before joining the Times, he was an associate editor at Spin magazine and Maxim.[3]


Itzkoff obtained his B.A. in English Literature from Princeton University in 1998. He married Amy Justman in 2008, and lives in New York.


From June 2007 to July 2008, Itzkoff work as a freelance editor for the Sunday Styles section in The Times. He worked for Spin magazine from 2002 to 2006 and for Maxim magazine from 1999 to 2002. In 1999, he also worked as an editorial assistant for Details magazine.


  • Lads: A Memoir of Manhood, published in 2004[4]
  • Cocaine’s Son: A Memoir, published in 2011
  • Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies, published February 2014[5]


  1. ^ "Amy Justman, Dave Itzkoff - NYTimes.com". New York Times. 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  2. ^ Langer, Adam (13 January 2011). "Done With Drugs, But the Legacy Is Unfinished". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Dave Itzkoff - The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  4. ^ "Dave Itzkoff Full BIography". Zola Books. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Dave Itzkoff. "Mad as Hell | Dave Itzkoff | Macmillan". Us.macmillan.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.