Harry Stein (author)

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Harry Stein
Harry J. Stein

(1948-11-25) November 25, 1948 (age 73)
Alma materPomona College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
OccupationWriter, journalist

Harry J. Stein (born November 25, 1948)[1] is an American author and columnist. As of 2020, he is a contributing editor to the political magazine City Journal.[2]


External video
video icon Booknotes interview with Stein on How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, August 20, 2000, C-SPAN

Stein is a graduate of Pomona College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Stein wrote for Ramparts and New Times magazines in the 1970s, and originated Esquire's "Ethics" column in the 1980s. During the 1990s he wrote a column on television ethics for TV Guide. As part of the New York media scene of the early 1980s he was a member of the inaugural Rotisserie League formed by Daniel Okrent.

He is the author of novels and memoirs, including satirical political commentary related to his transition from liberal to conservative viewpoints. His first book, Tiny Tim, a biography of the entertainer, was published in 1976.

Stein's father, the late Joseph Stein, was a Broadway librettist/playwright, best known for Fiddler on the Roof.[3]



  • Hoopla. Alfred A. Knopf. 1983. ISBN 0394504895.
  • The Magic Bullet. Delacorte Press. 1995. ISBN 0385312865.
  • Infinity's Child. Bruna. 1996. ISBN 9044927477.
  • Will Tripp Pissed Off Attorney-at-Law. CreateSpace. 2013. ISBN 978-1492737629.


True events
  • Blowing at the Blowhole. 1992.[4]
  • From The Barn On The Hill To Edwards & Shaw: 1939 1983: The Story Of Two Young Men Who Built A Master Printery And Publishing House That Became A Major Influence On Printing And Book Design In Australia. University of New South Wales Press. 1996. ISBN 0730589285.
  • Rooted in the Past, Growing for the Future: Pope Resources. Sasquatch Books. 2003. ISBN 1570613885.
  • Pope & Talbot. Documentary Book. 2005. ISBN 1570613869.


  1. ^ "Stein, Harry 1948– | Encyclopedia.com". www.encyclopedia.com.
  2. ^ "Harry Stein".
  3. ^ Stein, Harry (23 December 2015). "My Father, Fiddler, and the Left". City Journal.
  4. ^ "Trove". trove.nla.gov.au.

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