Josh Young is a rare writer who not only has written five New York Times bestsellers, two additional Los Angeles Times bestsellers, three books that were made into TV documentaries, and seventeen books that have been ranked No. 1 in their category on amazon.com, but he also has the rare distinction of writing books with and about leading experts in the worlds of Entertainment, Law, Science, Business, Medicine, Natural History, Sports and Politics.
Josh's diversity sets him apart from other collaborators as his New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers show. He co-authored Howie Mandel's HERE'S THE DEAL: DON'T TOUCH ME, a no-holds-barred look at the America's Got Talent host's struggle with OCD and ADHD, and he co-wrote Bob Newhart's landmark comedic memoir I SHOULDN'T EVEN BE DOING THIS. He co-authored with Colin Tudge THE LINK: UNCOVERING OUR OLDEST ANCESTOR, which tells the incredible story of the discovery and examination of a 47 million year-old primate fossil and its journey to the Museum of Natural History (and has been translated into five languages), and he co-authored with Dr. Sam Parnia ERASING DEATH: THE SCIENCE THAT IS REWRITING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which brings together compelling stories with the latest research at the frontiers of resuscitation medicine to shed light on the ultimate mystery - what happens to human consciousness during and after death.
Josh is the co-author with movie mogul Mike Medavoy of the national best seller YOU'RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR NEXT ONE that delves into the films, the players, and the cultural events that shaped the movie industry over the past four decades; the co-author with actor, entrepreneur, and Fox News commentator Wayne Rogers of the iconoclastic business book MAKE YOUR OWN RULES: A RENEGADE GUIDE TO UNCONVENTIONAL SUCCESS; the co-author with Matt Graham, co-star of Discovery Channel's Dual Survival, of EPIC SURVIVAL: EXTREME ADVENTURE, STONE AGE WISDOM, AND LESSONS IN LIVING FROM A MODERN HUNTER-GATHERER, and the co-author of Anita L. DeFrantz's MY OLYMPIC LIFE, the story of her amazing rise through the ranks of the Olympic Movement.
Books that Josh co-wrote in the guy's category include Jay Mohr's gripping national best seller GASPING FOR AIRTIME: TWO YEARS IN THE TRENCHES OF 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'; Jim Belushi's outrageous "guy's guide to life" entitled REAL MEN DON'T APOLOGIZE, and wild man Hal Needham's STUNTMAN: MY CAR-CRASHING, PLANE-JUMPING, BONE-BREAKING, DEATH-DEFYING HOLLYWOOD LIFE.
He is the author of the biographies AND GIVE UP SHOWBIZ?: HOW FRED LEVIN BEAT BIG TOBACCO, AVOIDED TWO MURDER PROSECUTIONS, BECAME CHIEF OF GHANA, EARNED BOXING MANAGER OF THE YEAR, AND TRANSFORMED AMERICAN LAW, and DINO GANGS, the story of renowned paleontologist Phil Currie's quest to uncover the mystery of gang behavior in dinosaurs.
He is the co-author with Matt Kaplan of SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S FIRST LIFE: A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME, the epic story of the beginning of life on earth told with the personal views of the renowned natural historian and broadcaster; the co-author with filmmaker Mel Stuart of PURE IMAGINATION: THE MAKING OF 'WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY', the co-author of Ted Kotcheff's DIRECTOR'S CUT: MY LIFE IN FILM, and the co-author of renowned trial attorney Mike Burg's autobiography TRIAL BY FIRE: ONE MAN'S BATTLE TO END CORPORATE GREED AND SAVE LIVES.
He worked as a contributing writer on the No. 1 New York Times best seller THE RIGHT WORDS AT THE RIGHT TIME, edited by Marlo Thomas, in which he wrote first person stories for Senator James Jeffords, Mike Wallace, and BET founder Robert Johnson, among others. He has written "as told to" magazine articles for former First Lady Laura Bush and CNN's Anderson Cooper.
On the film side, Josh served as Production Consultant on WHITE HOUSE DOWN, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
In his career as a journalist, Josh served as a Contributing Editor at John Kennedy's George magazine from 1996-2000, a Senior Contributing Writer at LIFE magazine from 2003-2006, and a Contributing Writer at Entertainment Weekly from 1997-2002. Previously, Josh wrote for Esquire for one year and the New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section for two years. His writing has appeared in numerous other publications, including Talk, The New Republic, Details, The (London) Sunday Telegraph, The Independent (London), Allure and Los Angeles. He started his writing career while in college at the University of Maryland covering professional tennis for USA Today, Reuters, and The Washington Times, and was awarded the 1988 WTA Writer of the Year.
He has appeared on several national and international television programs, including ABC's World News Tonight, NBC's The Today Show, Fox's The O'Reilly Factor, Entertainment Tonight, CNBC's Rivera Live, BBC, PBS and MSNBC's morning show. He hosted "Screening Room" on The Discovery Times Channel, and had his own segment on EXTRA entitled "The Ultimate Insider to the Movies."
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