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Peter Ames Carlin's Biography

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Portland, Ore.
I'm for it.
Jun 2008

Columnist, The Oregonian newspaper; also the author of "Catch A Wave: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson," (Rodale, 2006) and a biography of Paul McCartney (Simon & Schuster, 2009)


Good writing of all sorts. Tom Wolfe, David Foster Wallace, Ernest Hemingway, Bruce Springsteen. Why is it always white guys? I've got to get out more.

Upcoming Works

A biography of Paul McCartney, for Simon & Schuster (2009)


Simon Lipskar (Writer's House)

Recommended Links


Currently Simon & Schuster. Previously Rodale; Little, Brown; Warner Books (previously as Peter Carlin)

Interests & Hobbies

Way too numerous to mention. Music's in there. Reading. Cultural stuff. Exercising until my body falls apart, which is its current hobby.