|Born||June 16, 1987
|Alma mater||University of California, Davis|
|Notable work(s)||Trust Me, I'm Lying|
Ryan Holiday is an American author, writer, and marketer. He is best known as the media strategist behind bestselling authors Tucker Max and Robert Greene, and as the Director of Marketing for American Apparel.
Holiday began his professional career after dropping out of college at the age of 19. He worked for Tucker Max, the controversial fratire author. Later, Holiday would work with Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, on Greene's 2009 New York Times bestselling book, The 50th Law. Today, he still advises or works with a variety of bestselling authors including Max, Greene, and Timothy Ferriss. Holiday has been the Director of Marketing for American Apparel since age 21 and is an adviser to founder Dov Charney.
Holiday has also written for Forbes, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, The Columbia Journalism Review, ThoughtCatalog, Medium[disambiguation needed] and the New York Observer, where he is the media columnist.
Trust Me, I'm Lying
In July 2012, Holiday's book Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator was released by Portfolio/Penguin. The book purports to expose flaws in current online journalism system and catalogs the author's exploitation of them. It debuted on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.
- Keen, Andrew (July 16, 2012). "Keen On… Ryan Holiday: Confessions Of A Media Manipulator". TechCrunch.
- Mob rule: a manipulator’s guide to social media Financial Times. By Gillian Tett July 27, 2012 8:12 pm
- PR exec tells all about manipulating the media -- and spreading lies online New York PostBy LARRY GETLEN 7:08 AM, July 15, 2012
- Chan, Tracie (April 5, 2012). "Tucker Max's Publicist Is Really Good At His Job". Austinist.
- Holiday, Ryan (July 19, 2012). "How Dropping Out Can Change Your Life". UnCollege.
- "PreneurCast078: Conversation with Ryan Holiday". Preneur Media.
- Raley, Joshua (February 28, 2012). "An Interview with Ryan Holiday". Silicon Bayou News.
- Ferriss, Tim (October 19, 2010). "The Experimental Life: An Introduction to Michel de Montaigne". Four Hour Workweek.
- Knutsson, Robert. "Our hatred of sexism is the strategy itself". SvD.
- Alfonsi, Sharyn (January 11, 2013). "Booming Business of Extreme Pranks: When Cashing in on Viral Videos Crosses the Line". ABC News 20/20.
- "Contributor Profile: Ryan Holiday". Forbes.
- "Ryan Holiday's News Feed". Fast Company.
- "Entries by Ryan Holiday". The Huffington Post.
- "Author Archive: Ryan Holiday". Columbia Journalism Review.
- "Off The Media: Ryan Holiday". New York Observer.
- Author Bio ThoughtCatalog.com
- Medium Author Page
- Holiday, Ryan (2012). Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator. Portoflio Hardcover. ISBN 978-1591845539.
- Holiday, Ryan (July 19, 2012). "Our gullible press". Columbia Journalism Review.
- "Best-Selling Books, Week Ended July 22". Wall Street Journal. July 27, 2012.
- Five questions for Ryan Holiday, Marketing and Web Strategist, American Apparel Official YouTube Biz Blog
- Ryan Holiday on Twitter
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