|Occupation||professor, non-fiction writer|
|Alma mater||Phillips Exeter Academy,
University of Michigan,
Sam Apple is a non-fiction book writer.
As a highschooler, Sam Apple attended the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy before receiving an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan. After Michigan, he studied at Columbia University in the Master of Fine Arts program.
Apple has written two books for Ballantine Books, Schlepping Through the Alps: My Search for Austria's Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd and American Parent: My Strange and Surprising Adventures in Modern Babyland. Apple is an adjunct professor of creative writing and entrepreneurial journalism at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a finalist for the PEN America Award for a first work of non-fiction.
Apple was editor of New Voices magazine, director of interactive media at Nerve.com, and publisher of The Faster Times. Apple has written for numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times, The New Yorker, Wired, McSweeney's, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic,ESPN The Magazine, and Slate.com.Apple's short stories have appeared in Tablet (magazine).
He is the son of novelist Max Apple and is married to Jennifer Fried, a lawyer.
- Schlepping Through the Alps: My Search for Austria's Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd. Random House Publishing Group. 16 January 2009. ISBN 978-0-307-49052-0.
- American Parent: My Strange and Surprising Adventures in Modern Babyland, Random House Publishing Group, 2009, ISBN 9780345465047
- The Saddest Toilet in the World, Illustrator Sam Ricks, Simon and Schuster, 2016, ISBN 9781481451239
- Sam Apple on Parents and Science
- Apple on Schlepping Through the Alps
- Article about Sam Apple and The Faster Times in The New York Observer
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