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mitchell fink

NY Times Bestselling Author

Mitchell Fink is the New York Times Bestselling co-author of NEVER FORGET: AN ORAL HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. His other published books include THE LAST DAYS OF DEAD CELEBRITIES, which chronicles the last days and weeks in the lives of fifteen very famous people, including John Lennon, John Belushi, Orson Welles, Lucille Ball, and Tupac Shakur, and CHANGE OF HEART, the racially charged love story about a black man who was transplanted with the heart of a white woman.

An internationally recognized journalist, Fink has been a columnist at the New York Daily News, People magazine, and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, as well as an on-air correspondent at CNN, FOX, CBS, and "Access Hollywood." Fink also produced the 2018 Netflix documentary, MADDMAN: THE STEVE MADDEN STORY, about the iconic and world-renowned shoe designer.

As a ghostwriter, Fink penned THE PATRIARCH, A SIRULNICK FAMILY MEMOIR, which was written as a vanity piece for a family that wanted the extraordinary life of their grandfather and great grandfather chronicled for family members down the line.

Today, Fink is a book doctor who is helping writers realize their dreams through the entire process of writing, editing, connecting to the right literary agent, and then finally to a mainstream publishing imprint.

Fink’s first novel, CREATURES OF THE WIND, is set in New York City in the late 1970s, during the very last gasps of the pre-AIDS era when little or no thought was given to any consequences for unrestrained and unprotected sexual behavior, Readers with any sense of history may see what’s coming, but the characters won't start figuring it all out until for some of them it's too late. The manuscript is now being shopped by his agent, Chandler Crawford, at the Transatlantic Agency.

Aug. 3, 2022

Wisdom in the Finale, Part 5

Episode 59. At the end of each guest’s episode, I ask them to complete these sentences: The best piece of advice when I received when I was younger is… One lie I wish I discovered sooner is… The thing that …

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June 29, 2022

The Power of American Culture, & The Aftermath of September 11th, wit…

Episode 56. “It’s our culture that cannot be denied. Whether it's music, whether it's motion pictures, whether it's television, the creativity in America is unbelievable.” Mitchell Fink returns for part two of his conversatio...

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June 22, 2022

The Truth Behind Celebrity and Fame, with Mitchell Fink

Episode 55. “Nobody ever took a course in a college or a high school that teaches you how to be famous. So everyone who becomes famous is learning it in real time.” Mitchell Fink is an internationally recognized journalist an...

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