Hello, I’m Freddie deBoer, a writer and academic. I write a newsletter on culture and politics. I encourage you to click over there and check it out. My new book, How Elites Ate the Social Justice Movement, was published by Simon & Schuster on September 5th of 2023. I’m also the author of 2020’s The Cult of Smart, a book about meritocracy, education, and the potential for a more humane society. You can learn more about either book by clicking its image in the sidebar to the right. I’m represented by the Inkwell Management literary agency.
I’m also a prolific freelancer and have written for many of the biggest publications in the world. In print, I’ve been published in places like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, New York, Harper’s, and others. On the web, I’ve also been published in places like The Guardian, Politico, n+1, Playboy, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Salon, The Huffington Post, The Week, The Daily Beast, The Observer, Jacobin, Current Affairs, Vox, and others. I’ve appeared on dozens of podcasts and radio shows, including several appearances on NPR, as well as on Al-Jazeera America and CSPAN. You can see a selection of my work by clicking “Published Work” in the upper right-hand corner.
Additionally, I’m an experienced ghostwriter and developmental editor, and I’ve done content development for textbook companies in the past. I’m available for the right projects. Please feel free to email me at the address in the sidebar for rates. You can follow my book reviews at Goodreads and access a feed of my newsletter posts on Twitter.
I live in Connecticut with my girlfriend and my cat Suavecito.