Bob Spitz

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Bob Spitz is an American journalist and author best known for his celebrity biographies, including the New York Times best seller The Beatles: The Biography,[1] and books about Julia Child, Bob Dylan, and the Woodstock festival.

Articles by Spitz appear regularly in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Conde Nast Traveler, Men's Journal, In Style, Esquire and The Washington Post.[2]

In his early career he worked for Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos when they worked at Wes Farrell's Pocket Full of Tunes, a music publishing and production company. When Appel signed Bruce Springsteen, Spitz followed Appel.[3]

He lives in Connecticut.[4]

Nonfiction books

  • Reagan: An American Journey (Penguin Press, 2018-10-02, ISBN 978-1-59420-531-6)[5]
  • Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child (end notes available on author's site) (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012-08-07, ISBN 9780307272225)[6][7]
  • The Saucier's Apprentice: One Long Strange Trip through the Great Cooking Schools of Europe (W. W. Norton and Company, 2008)
  • The Beatles: The Biography (Little, Brown and Company, 2005)
  • Barefoot in Babylon: The Creation of the Woodstock Music Festival, 1969 (W. W. Norton and Company, 1989)
  • Dylan: A Biography (McGraw-Hill, 1988)
  • The Making of Superstars: Artists and Executives of the Rock Music Business (Anchor Press, 1978)

Juvenile nonfiction books



  1. ^ “The Legacy of the Beatles,” CBS News, Sep 9, 2005
  2. ^ Simon & Schuster Author Profile
  3. ^ Statham, Craig (2013). Springsteen: Saint In The City: 1949-1974. Soundcheck Books. ISBN 978-0957144231.
  4. ^ Simon & Schuster Author Profile
  5. ^ Kirkus Review, Reagan: An American Journey by Bob Spitz, July 15, 2018
  6. ^ Spitz, Bob (2012-08-07). "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child". Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 9780307272225. Archived from the original on 2012-08-17.
  7. ^ Ien, Marci (2012-08-14). "Biography reveals insecurities plagued Julia Child (Marci Ien interviews Bob Spitz, 05:11)". Canada AM.
  8. ^ Little, Brown and Company Kids official website Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
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