Rich Cohen
Rich Cohen

Rich Cohen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tough Jews, The Avengers, Monsters, and (with Jerry Weintraub) When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead. He is a co-creator of the HBO series Vinyl and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone and has written for the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and Harper’s Magazine, among others. Cohen has won the Great Lakes Book Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for outstanding coverage of music. His stories have been included in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Writing.

Music
May 10 2016 9:00 AMHow the Rolling Stones Found “Satisfaction”It did not have to happen. If it had not been written and recorded when it was, who knows? It prevented us from being just another good band with a nice run.”
Memoir Week
March 29 2007 7:39 AMJust Screw ItHow I told my family I was writing about our feud over the Sweet'N Low fortune.
History
June 6 2012 6:35 AMThe Birth of America’s Banana KingAn excerpt from Rich Cohen’s The Fish That Ate the Whale.