Mickey Z

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Michael Zezima
Born Astoria, Queens
Residence New York City
Nationality American
Other names
  • Mickey Z
  • Mickey Z – vegan
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Blogger
  • Novelist
  • Activist
  • Vegan
Employer self
Known for
Website mickeyzvegan.wordpress.com

Michael Zezima (known as Mickey Z)[1] is a writer, editor, blogger and novelist living in New York City. He writes a bimonthly column, "Mickey Z. Says", for VegNews magazine and he has also appeared on the C-SPAN network's Book TV program. He is also a regular contributor to Planet Green, ZNet, CounterPunch, OpEdNews,[2] Countercurrents.org,[3] Animal Liberation Front, and other websites.[4]


Mickey Z. was born and raised in Astoria, Queens, has appeared in a book with Noam Chomsky, and in a martial arts film with Billy Blanks. With only a high school diploma, he has authored 12 books and has "spoken and lectured in venues ranging from MIT to ABC No Rio, from Yale University to Occupy Free University. Howard Zinn called him 'provocative and bold.'"[5]

Michael Zezima adopted the name Mickey Z after working at a gym in New York City where a friend called him Mickey. He liked the sound of it and used it in his pen name.[6]



  1. ^ "In search of lost time". Boston Phoenix. March 6, 2003. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mickey Z. author page at OpEdNews". OpEdNews. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ staff. "Obama, Guantánamo, And US Hypocrisy". January 29, 2009. Countercurrents.org. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ Vaughan, Claudette. "Leading by Example: The Mickey Z. Interview". Vegan Voice. Animal Liberation Front. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ Graham, Paul (February 23, 2014). "BEING VEGAN – Occupy This Book– Mickey Z-vegan on Activism". Las Vegas Informer. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mickey Z"
  7. ^ Lengel, Brenton. "BOOKS: 'Sh*t’s F^&$ed Up and BullSh*t!' | Brenton Lengel". World News Trust. Retrieved 2016-04-26. 

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