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Columnist, TIME Magazine Author, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity

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Since joining TIME in 1997, Joel Stein has written 13 cover stories, including one in which George Clooney came to his house for dinner. He covers food and celebrities for TIME, but also writes about other topics, such as politics, business, sports and technology.

In 2002 Joel wrote the back page column for Entertainment Weekly; from 2004-2009 he wrote a weekly opinion column for the Los Angeles Times; he currently writes a monthly column for Men's Health. He has also contributed to the New Yorker, Businessweek, Fortune, Wired, Esquire, GQ, Details, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Sunset, Elle, Playboy, Women's Health and a whole lot of magazine that have folded in the last few years, none of which was his fault.

Stein has appeared on any many TV shows including VH-1's I Love the '80's, 101 Hottest Hot Hotties, as well as Real Time with Bill Maher, Nightline, the Today Show, Good Morning America and the ABC Nightly News.

Although he was a writer for one season of an ABC sitcom (Crumbs), he has spent far more time writing failed pilots for network (five of them, two of which were shot, none of which the public was asked to endure). He has spent a week as a fellow at the Hoover Institute on the Stanford campus, where he got his B.A. and M.A. in English. He also taught humor writing at Princeton, where they probably should be doing more important things.

In Stein's first book, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity, Joel finally learns, at age 39,to be a man. In the book, he goes a round with the UFC's Randy Couture, fires an Abrams tank at Ft. Hood, does boot camp with the Marines, spends a day as a firefighter, builds a house, works in a race car pit crew, goes turkey hunting and earns his first Boy Scout badge during a camping trip.

In 1998, he began writing his sophomoric humor column that now appears in the magazine every week. He's also written fourteen cover stories for TIME, and has contributed to The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Details, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Businessweek, Wired, Real Simple, Sunset, Playboy, Elle, Los Angeles Times, and many more magazines, most of which have gone out of business. He has appeared as a talking head on any TV show that asks him, taught a class in humor writing at Princeton, and wrote a weekly column for the back page of Entertainment Weekly and the opinion section of the Los Angeles Times.

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Man Made: In Which a Dad Learns to Be a Man for His Son

Man Made: In Which a Dad Learns to Be a Man for His Son

Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity

Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity

Santa Fe in a Week More or Less: Making the Most of Your Days: Lodging, Restaurants, Historical Sites, Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries, Spas, Pueblos

Santa Fe in a Week More or Less: Making the Most of Your Days: Lodging, Restaurants, Historical Sites, Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries, Spas, Pueblos

Speaking Topics
  • TIME Columnist & Comedian

  • The World According To Joel Stein

    Joel Stein often says the things we wish we could say, and asks the questions we wish we could ask — but don’t. The kind that got him hung up on by various celebrities. He takes on unpopular issues like why we need elites to run our organizations, why dogs are overrated and why net neutrality is an awful idea.

  • Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity

    When Joel Stein became the father of a son, he pictured having to go camping, and fix a car, and use a hammer, and throw a football, and watch professionals throw footballs, and figure out whether to be sad or happy about the results of said football throwing. So begins his quest to confront his effete nature whether he likes it or not (he doesn't), by doing a twenty-four-hour shift with L.A. firefighters, going hunting, rebuilding a house, driving a Lamborghini, enduring three days of boot camp with the U.S. Army, day-trading with $100,000, and going into the ring with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. Seeking help from a panel of experts, including his manly father-in-law, Boy Scouts of America, former NFL star Warren Sapp, former MLB All-Star Shawn Green, Adam Carolla, and a pit bull named Hercules, he expects to learn that masculinity is defined not by the size of his muscles, but by the size of his heart (also, technically, a muscle). Turns out, that is not at all what he learns.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Joel Stein?

    Booking fees for Joel Stein, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joel Stein, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Joel Stein?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joel Stein for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joel Stein for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joel Stein or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joel Stein or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Joel Stein

Columnist, TIME Magazine Author, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity

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Joel Stein Biography

Since joining TIME in 1997, Joel Stein has written 13 cover stories, including one in which George Clooney came to his house for dinner. He covers food and celebrities for TIME, but also writes about other topics, such as politics, business, sports and technology.

In 2002 Joel wrote the back page column for Entertainment Weekly; from 2004-2009 he wrote a weekly opinion column for the Los Angeles Times; he currently writes a monthly column for Men's Health. He has also contributed to the New Yorker, Businessweek, Fortune, Wired, Esquire, GQ, Details, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Sunset, Elle, Playboy, Women's Health and a whole lot of magazine that have folded in the last few years, none of which was his fault.

Stein has appeared on any many TV shows including VH-1's I Love the '80's, 101 Hottest Hot Hotties, as well as Real Time with Bill Maher, Nightline, the Today Show, Good Morning America and the ABC Nightly News.

Although he was a writer for one season of an ABC sitcom (Crumbs), he has spent far more time writing failed pilots for network (five of them, two of which were shot, none of which the public was asked to endure). He has spent a week as a fellow at the Hoover Institute on the Stanford campus, where he got his B.A. and M.A. in English. He also taught humor writing at Princeton, where they probably should be doing more important things.

In Stein's first book, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity, Joel finally learns, at age 39,to be a man. In the book, he goes a round with the UFC's Randy Couture, fires an Abrams tank at Ft. Hood, does boot camp with the Marines, spends a day as a firefighter, builds a house, works in a race car pit crew, goes turkey hunting and earns his first Boy Scout badge during a camping trip.

In 1998, he began writing his sophomoric humor column that now appears in the magazine every week. He's also written fourteen cover stories for TIME, and has contributed to The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Details, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Businessweek, Wired, Real Simple, Sunset, Playboy, Elle, Los Angeles Times, and many more magazines, most of which have gone out of business. He has appeared as a talking head on any TV show that asks him, taught a class in humor writing at Princeton, and wrote a weekly column for the back page of Entertainment Weekly and the opinion section of the Los Angeles Times.

Joel Stein Videos

  • My search for masculinity: Joel Stein at TEDxStanford

Joel Stein Books

Joel Stein Speaking Topics

  • TIME Columnist & Comedian

  • The World According To Joel Stein

    Joel Stein often says the things we wish we could say, and asks the questions we wish we could ask — but don’t. The kind that got him hung up on by various celebrities. He takes on unpopular issues like why we need elites to run our organizations, why dogs are overrated and why net neutrality is an awful idea.

  • Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity

    When Joel Stein became the father of a son, he pictured having to go camping, and fix a car, and use a hammer, and throw a football, and watch professionals throw footballs, and figure out whether to be sad or happy about the results of said football throwing. So begins his quest to confront his effete nature whether he likes it or not (he doesn't), by doing a twenty-four-hour shift with L.A. firefighters, going hunting, rebuilding a house, driving a Lamborghini, enduring three days of boot camp with the U.S. Army, day-trading with $100,000, and going into the ring with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. Seeking help from a panel of experts, including his manly father-in-law, Boy Scouts of America, former NFL star Warren Sapp, former MLB All-Star Shawn Green, Adam Carolla, and a pit bull named Hercules, he expects to learn that masculinity is defined not by the size of his muscles, but by the size of his heart (also, technically, a muscle). Turns out, that is not at all what he learns.

FAQs on booking Joel Stein

  • How to book Joel Stein?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joel Stein for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joel Stein, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joel Stein or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Joel Stein?

    Booking fees for Joel Stein, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joel Stein, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Joel Stein?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joel Stein for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joel Stein for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joel Stein or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joel Stein or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Joel Stein is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Joel Stein for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Joel Stein generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ben Stein, Dave Barry, Bill Bryson, Calvin Trillin and Jimmy Tingle. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joel Stein for an upcoming event.

Joel Stein Speaker Videos

  • My search for masculinity: Joel Stein at TEDxStanford

Joel Stein Speaking Topics

  • TIME Columnist & Comedian

  • The World According To Joel Stein

    Joel Stein often says the things we wish we could say, and asks the questions we wish we could ask — but don’t. The kind that got him hung up on by various celebrities. He takes on unpopular issues like why we need elites to run our organizations, why dogs are overrated and why net neutrality is an awful idea.

  • Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity

    When Joel Stein became the father of a son, he pictured having to go camping, and fix a car, and use a hammer, and throw a football, and watch professionals throw footballs, and figure out whether to be sad or happy about the results of said football throwing. So begins his quest to confront his effete nature whether he likes it or not (he doesn't), by doing a twenty-four-hour shift with L.A. firefighters, going hunting, rebuilding a house, driving a Lamborghini, enduring three days of boot camp with the U.S. Army, day-trading with $100,000, and going into the ring with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. Seeking help from a panel of experts, including his manly father-in-law, Boy Scouts of America, former NFL star Warren Sapp, former MLB All-Star Shawn Green, Adam Carolla, and a pit bull named Hercules, he expects to learn that masculinity is defined not by the size of his muscles, but by the size of his heart (also, technically, a muscle). Turns out, that is not at all what he learns.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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