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Neal Thompson

Neal Thompson is the author of Kickflip Boys: A Memoir of Freedom, Rebellion, and the Chaos of Fatherhood (5/15/18), and four previous books, including the critically acclaimed biography, A Curious Man: The Strange & Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not" Ripley. Thompson has appeared on ESPN, The Daily Show, the History Channel, PBS, Fox, TNT, and NPR, and as a journalist has written for Outside, Esquire, Backpacker, Men’s Health, Sports Illustrated, and the Washington Post. He lives with his family in Seattle, where he manages the Amazon Literary Partnership program, which provides grant funding to literary nonprofits – including GrubStreet.