Lewis Frumkes is an American educator, humorist and writer. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended a number of institutions such as New York University, Trinity College, Columbia University, and Pace University. He earned his B.A. and master's degree in English and philosophy from New York University
Frumkes currently holds memberships with the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the National Association of Science Writers, the Authors Guild, Harvard Club of New York, Mensa, the Authors League of America, and P.E.N.
Frumkes worked as free-lance writer starting in 1976, publishing articles for magazines and papers such as Harper's, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar. Starting in 1986 he was a member of the faculty at Marymount Manhattan College. In 1988, Frumkes began teaching at Harvard University. That same year, he began hosting the Lewis Burke Frumkes Show on WNWK in New York City. The show eventually moved to WPAT where it continues to air. In 2011 Frumkes moved to Hunter College in New York City where he became Director of The Writing Center CE.
- Wall Street Laid Bear (1970)
- How to Raise Your I.Q. by Eating Gifted Children (1983)
- Name Crazy (1986)
- The Mensa Think Smart Book (With Abbie Salny) (1986)
- Manhattan Cocktail (1989)
- 2011 Favorite Words of Famous People
- The Logophile's Orgy: Favorite Words of Famous People (1995)
- Advice for Young Writers (2015)
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- Official Website
- "Shopper's World" by Lewis Burke Frumkes from the New York Times
- "A Volley of Words" by Lewis Burke Frumkes from Harper's Magazine
- Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2009. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2009. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioR