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  Jeff Wilser
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Writer. Book author. Syndicated columnist. A man who can't tan.

Esquire called Jeff their "marriage guru." (Jeff has never been married.) He's the author of "The Maxims of Manhood," a collection of humor essays about being a guy. His work--mostly on relationships, culture, travel, and men's interests--has appeared in print or online at Glamour, Esquire, GQ, Mental_Floss, VH1, and MTV. He is also the author of Pulitzer-bait "The Man Cave Book," from HarperCollins.

Jeff is the founding editor of ThePlunge.com, which syndicated its content to a network of over 1,000 newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, and LA Times.

Jeff is represented by Rob Weisbach Creative Management.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 3 Years
Editor 7 Years
Writer 10 Years
Specialty
Entertainment 7 Years
Lifestyle 7 Years
Relationships, Dating, Men's Interests 7 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
7 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
GQ (11+), MTV (11+), ThePlunge.com (11+), VH1 (11+), Miami Herald (6-10), LA Times (6-10), Chicago Tribune (6-10), Detroit Free Press (6-10), Esquire (1-2), Glamour (1-2), Mental_Floss (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Scholastic Inc. (11+), Pepsi (3-5), Boeing (1-2)
Other Work History
Extensive media experience. (Morning shows, radio interviews, TV including the Tyra Banks show). Marketing analysis. Corporate consulting.
Computer Skills
Joomla, Movable Type, Word, Wordpress, Excel, HTML, Powerpoint, Access, all that kinda stuff.
Technical Skills
Photoshop, basic html, mastery of fantasy football software.
Equipment
Photoshop, digital camera, digital audio recorder, laptop, pens, some paper clips.
Unions
AvantGuild
Other
Former Marine. Squad leader for a mortar platoon. Six years in the US Marine Corps Reserves.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Glamour Magazine, 7/1/2011)
3-page feature for Glamour. I gave myself a mission to fall in love. This is what happened.
(Glamour Magazine, 6/1/2011)
Essay in Glamour. Mostly accurate.
(HarperCollins, 5/1/2011)
Clearly the most substantive book published in 2011. A best-seller in Amazon's Interior Design... briefly beating out Martha Stewart, who must have been pissed.
(GQ.com, 5/1/2010)
Regularly contributed to GQ's website, mostly about pop culture, tv, and film.
(Esquire online, 4/10/2010)
(5/18/2009)
Humor. Collection of essays and rules about being a man. Example: Maxim 84: Your dog must be larger than a toaster.
(The Plunge, 5/17/2009)
Founding editor of ThePlunge.com. Wrote 100+ articles on relationships, grooms, dating, and weddings. Nationally syndicated. Over 2 million page views since launch.
(ThePlunge.com, 5/16/2009)
What every groom needs to do before his wedding day. (The minimum. And not a damn bit more.)
(ThePlunge.com, 5/15/2009)
A poker game with buddies (obviously) isn't cheating. Sex with a woman (obviously) is. But how about the gray area?
(ThePlunge.com, 5/10/2009)
How to buy the right tux the right way.
(New York Magazine, 5/1/2008)
Over cocktails at the Tribeca premiere, quick chats with Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Terrence Howard et al.
(Clubplanet.com, 11/28/2007)
For thousands of years, man has looked to the weekend as the flickering beacon of hope. This is changing.
(New York Daily News, 11/15/2006)
Cover story feature that (possibly) coined the term "stripey shirt."
(VH1.com, 6/1/2006)
Shockingly, Hilary Swank's "The Next Karate Kid" didn't make the list.
(Clubplanet, 7/21/2005)
Things you should never, never, ever wear to a club. Sorry. No glow-sticks.
(New York Daily News, 4/26/2005)
Fashion's new must-have accessory: the hipbone. (Is this a good thing?)
Contact Info
  Jeff Wilser
New York, NY 
USA

E-Mail: jeffwilser@gmail.com
Website: http://jeffwilser.com