“A former biker-bar employee…” —The New York Times
“Wanders aimlessly…” —The New York Times


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Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, BuzzFeed Books, and BuzzFeed News’ Twitter morning show #AMtoDM, Isaac appears frequently on The Today Show and is the author of the national bestselling children’s book How to Be a Pirate as well as the co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes). Isaac’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Boston Globe, and numerous other publications. These days he lives in Brooklyn where he is working on two books forthcoming from Bloomsbury: a YA novel, and an essay collection titled Dirtbag, Massachusetts.

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Follow his adventures on foot at Walk It Off.



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How the Show ‘Alone’ Sparked a Solo Trip and a Tough Realization
When Your Barber Assumes You’re A Racist Too
How I Found A Steady Soundtrack For An Unsteady Life
The True Story Of My Teenage Dirtbag Fight Club
Confessions Of A Former Former Fat Kid
Why I Stopped Running From New York
High For The Holidays



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