New York Times Best-Selling Author and No. 1 Amazon Kindle Business Author

Michael LevinMichael Levin and his team have written, co-written, or ghostwritten more than 130 books, of which eleven went on to be national best sellers, including one New York Times best seller. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Michael appeared on the first episode of season three of ABC’s Shark Tank in January 2012 and is most proud of having edited Zig Ziglar’s final book, Born To Win. In April 2013, he was a guest on BBC worldwide radio and TV, discussing the Random House/Penguin merger.

Just a few of the names Michael has co-written with:

  • Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield
  • Football broadcasting legend Pat Summerall
  • Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman
  • E-Myth creator Michael Gerber
  • Three-time Super Bowl winner Chad Hennings of the Dallas Cowboys
  • Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp founder David Fishof
  • Fox Sports broadcaster Chris Myers
  • NBA star Doug Christie
  • FBI undercover agent Joaquin Garcia
  • Marketing legend Jay Abraham
  • Shark Tank star Daymond John
  • NFL star running back Maurice Jones-Drew

He has also published five of his own novels: three with Simon & Schuster and two with Putnam/Berkley.

Work Optioned and/or Made for Film and TV by

  • Steven Soderbergh/Paramount
  • HBO
  • Disney (became Model Behavior, a Sunday Night ABC Disney Movie of the Week)
  • ABC (a novel Michael ghostwrote became an ABC network series)
  • Frank Perry
  • Various independent producers

Michael has published with:

  • Simon & Schuster/Scribner/Touchstone (five books)
  • Random House (three books)
  • Reader’s Digest Books (two books)
  • St. Martin’s Press
  • Beacon Press
  • Hay House
  • Penguin (five books)
  • Putnam/Berkley (two novels)
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • BenBella Books

Michael has also contributed to:

  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Forbes
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Washington Times
  • The Boston Globe
  • Huffington Post
  • Jerusalem Post
  • Writers Digest
  • CBS News
  • ESPN New York
  • Orange County Register
  • California Political Review
  • Buzz Magazine
  • Human Events

Michael’s books have received outstanding reviews in these top outlets:

  • The New York Times (daily and Sunday)
  • Los Angeles Times
  • The New Yorker
  • People Magazine
  • Fortune/CNN Money
  • Washington Post
  • Boston Globe
  • Esquire
  • Newsweek
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist

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(Michael Levin with Judy Blume, best-selling American author of children and young adult books, including Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret)

2

(Michael Levin with Erica Jong, best-selling author of the 1973 best seller Fear of Flying)

3

(Michael Levin with Stephen King, best-selling American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy)

Education and Public Service

Michael is an Amherst College graduate, a Columbia Law School-trained attorney and a non-practicing member of the Massachusetts bar. He served for many years as a member of the prestigious Authors Guild Council and as treasurer of the Authors Guild Foundation.

Reviews of Michael’s Books

“Outrageous… passionate… funny… entertaining… satirically engaging… so amusingly complex that one can’t help getting caught up by its machinery.”
The New York Times, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

“Levin’s verbal humor glistens.”
The New Yorker

“Lively with the indignation of a bright young man whose time has been wasted.”
The Washington Post

“You needn’t have attended law school to fall in love with The Socratic Method.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Levin satirizes as effectively as Calvin Trillin and Kingsley Amis.”
People Magazine

“A marvelously complex plot… A thoroughly good time.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Irresistible… It’s hard not to get caught up in the frenzy.”
Los Angeles Times

“The plot lines are ingeniously and meticulously drawn.”
The Plain Dealer

“A master of complex plotting.”
Booklist

Public Speaking and Teaching

  • UCLA Writers Program Instructor, 1990-2001
  • New York University Writers Program Instructor, 1997-2000
  • Disney Executives conference at Walt Disney World 2012.
  • Taught day-long writing seminars for Continuing Legal Education around the United States, 2003-2005
  • T. Harv Eker’s “Never Work Again” event in Sydney, Australia in July 2011.
  • Shared the speakers’ platform with four legendary figures: Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People; Mark Victor Hansen, originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series; quarterback and business leader Fran Tarkenton; and marketing guru Jay Abraham at Jay’s reunion 2008 event at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
  • Seminars on creativity for the NBC and WB Television Networks
  • Seminar on creativity, Loeb & Loeb law firm, Los Angeles

Media Appearances

  • Good Morning America
  • Howard Cosell: Speaking of Everything
  • WGN Chicago
  • WBZ Boston
  • New York Public Radio, Leonard Lopate show
  • KGIL, Carole Hemingway Show
  • Dozens of radio programs around the country

Personal Life

Michael and his wife Suzanne have been married for thirteen years and are raising their four children in Orange County, California.

A distance athlete, Michael has completed more than two dozen triathlons, marathons, and half-marathons since his 44th birthday and ran his fifth Boston Marathon in nine years in 2013. He ran as a guide runner for disabled runners in the 2010 and 2011 New York City Marathon and in the 2013 Los Angeles Marathon. In his Boston Marathon runs, he has raised more than $40,000 for Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is a black belt in tae kwan do.

Michael has performed with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Boston’s Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Tanglewood. He has also performed with many chamber groups, including Musica Sacra of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

References

Michael on Wikipedia and Amazon