David Kushner
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David Kushner

David Kushner is an award-winning journalist and author. His books include Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture, Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids: How a Gang of Geeks Beat the Odds, Stormed Las Vegas, Levittown: Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America's Legendary Suburb, Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto, and Alligator Candy: A Memoir.

Kushner is also author of the graphic novel Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D, illustrated by Koren Shadmi, and the ebook, The Bones of Marianna: A Reform School, a Terrible Secret, and a Hundred-Year Fight for Justice. Two collections of his magazine stories are available as audiobooks, The World's Most Dangerous Geek: And More True Hacking Stories and Prepare to Meet Thy Doom: And More True Gaming Stories.

A contributing editor of Rolling Stone, Kushner has written for publications including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Wired, New York Times Magazine, New York, and GQ, and has been an essayist for National Public Radio. His work is featured in several "best of" anthologies: The Best American Crime Reporting, The Columbia Journalism Review's Best Business Writing, The Best Music Writing, and The Best American Travel Writing. He is the winner of the New York Press Club award for Best Feature Reporting. His ebook The Bones of Marianna was selected by Amazon as a Best Digital Single of 2013. NPR named his memoir Alligator Candy one of the best books of 2016. He has taught as a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, and an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University.

For articles and info, visit his website www.davidkushner.com.

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    • Masters of Doom

    • How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,598
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,335

    Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How it was

    • By Ryan on 08-27-13
    • How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 07-12-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,598 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Prepare to Meet Thy Doom

    • And More True Gaming Stories
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 243

    From Masters of Doom author David Kushner comes Prepare to Meet Thy Doom, a compilation of true gaming stories covering many facets of the industry....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A mixtape of essays

    • By Scarlet Spark on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Jacked

    • The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    Inside the making of the multibillion-dollar Grand Theft Auto videogame empire....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kushner Writes Well, Verner Drops the Ball

    • By L. Productions on 03-24-13
    • The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 04-03-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 238 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The World's Most Dangerous Geek

    • And More True Hacking Stories
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Every day, it seems, we hear stories about hackers. Hackers breaking into the computers of banks, governments, and corporations....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • awful

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Levittown

    • Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America's Legendary Suburb
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The dark side of the American dream: the true story of the first African-American family to move into the iconic suburb, Levittown, Pennsylvania ....

    • Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America's Legendary Suburb
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 03-30-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Alligator Candy

    • A Memoir
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    From award-winning journalist David Kushner, a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and other premier magazines, Alligator Candy is a reported memoir about family, survival, and the unwavering power of love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done

    • By Nic on 06-27-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Bones of Marianna

    • A Reform School, a Terrible Secret, and a Hundred-Year Fight for Justice
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: David Kushner
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    With its manicured lawns and well-kept college-style buildings, the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida seems like a model for reforming wayward teens....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Players Ball

    • A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet's Rise
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Wild West look at the early days of the Internet - the incredible battle between the founder of Match.com and the con man who swindled him out of the online domain name Sex.com in an all-out war for control over the fuel that still powers the online world to this day: love and lust....

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids

    • How a Gang of Geeks Beat the Odds and Stormed Las Vegas
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: David Kushner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    If you think a gang of real-life geeks can't take on the world and win big, think again....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A nut flush

    • By Glenn A. Miller on 09-15-05

    Regular price: $19.57

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