Neal Karlen, longtime journalist and author whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. He is the author of such books as Take My Life, Please, Babes in Toyland, Slouching Towards Fargo and Augies Secrets. Neal has also written two books about Judaism, Shanda: The Making and Breaking of a Self Loathing Jew and The Story of Yiddish: How a Mish Mosh of Languages Saved the Jews. Neal has also taught at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College.
Before becoming an author, Neal was a staff writer for Newsweek and Rolling Stone Magazine where he became friends with Prince while writing about him, which serves as the subject of his most recent book, and our focus in today’s conversation, This Thing Called Life: Prince’s Odyssey On and Off the Record.
Find out more about Neil on his website: https://nealkarlen.com/ and check out his latest must-read book on Prince, This Thing Called Life: Prince’s Odyssey On and Off the Record on Amazon.
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