Josh Young
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Josh Young

Josh Young is a rare writer who not only has written five New York Times bestsellers, two additional Los Angeles Times bestsellers, three books that were made into TV documentaries, and seventeen books that have been ranked No. 1 in their category on amazon.com, but he also has the rare distinction of writing books with and about leading experts in the worlds of Entertainment, Law, Science, Business, Medicine, Natural History, Sports and Politics.

Josh's diversity sets him apart from other collaborators as his New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers show. He co-authored Howie Mandel's HERE'S THE DEAL: DON'T TOUCH ME, a no-holds-barred look at the America's Got Talent host's struggle with OCD and ADHD, and he co-wrote Bob Newhart's landmark comedic memoir I SHOULDN'T EVEN BE DOING THIS. He co-authored with Colin Tudge THE LINK: UNCOVERING OUR OLDEST ANCESTOR, which tells the incredible story of the discovery and examination of a 47 million year-old primate fossil and its journey to the Museum of Natural History (and has been translated into five languages), and he co-authored with Dr. Sam Parnia ERASING DEATH: THE SCIENCE THAT IS REWRITING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which brings together compelling stories with the latest research at the frontiers of resuscitation medicine to shed light on the ultimate mystery - what happens to human consciousness during and after death.

Josh is the co-author with movie mogul Mike Medavoy of the national best seller YOU'RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR NEXT ONE that delves into the films, the players, and the cultural events that shaped the movie industry over the past four decades; the co-author with actor, entrepreneur, and Fox News commentator Wayne Rogers of the iconoclastic business book MAKE YOUR OWN RULES: A RENEGADE GUIDE TO UNCONVENTIONAL SUCCESS; the co-author with Matt Graham, co-star of Discovery Channel's Dual Survival, of EPIC SURVIVAL: EXTREME ADVENTURE, STONE AGE WISDOM, AND LESSONS IN LIVING FROM A MODERN HUNTER-GATHERER, and the co-author of Anita L. DeFrantz's MY OLYMPIC LIFE, the story of her amazing rise through the ranks of the Olympic Movement.

Books that Josh co-wrote in the guy's category include Jay Mohr's gripping national best seller GASPING FOR AIRTIME: TWO YEARS IN THE TRENCHES OF 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'; Jim Belushi's outrageous "guy's guide to life" entitled REAL MEN DON'T APOLOGIZE, and wild man Hal Needham's STUNTMAN: MY CAR-CRASHING, PLANE-JUMPING, BONE-BREAKING, DEATH-DEFYING HOLLYWOOD LIFE.

He is the author of the biographies AND GIVE UP SHOWBIZ?: HOW FRED LEVIN BEAT BIG TOBACCO, AVOIDED TWO MURDER PROSECUTIONS, BECAME CHIEF OF GHANA, EARNED BOXING MANAGER OF THE YEAR, AND TRANSFORMED AMERICAN LAW, and DINO GANGS, the story of renowned paleontologist Phil Currie's quest to uncover the mystery of gang behavior in dinosaurs.

He is the co-author with Matt Kaplan of SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S FIRST LIFE: A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME, the epic story of the beginning of life on earth told with the personal views of the renowned natural historian and broadcaster; the co-author with filmmaker Mel Stuart of PURE IMAGINATION: THE MAKING OF 'WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY', the co-author of Ted Kotcheff's DIRECTOR'S CUT: MY LIFE IN FILM, and the co-author of renowned trial attorney Mike Burg's autobiography TRIAL BY FIRE: ONE MAN'S BATTLE TO END CORPORATE GREED AND SAVE LIVES.

He worked as a contributing writer on the No. 1 New York Times best seller THE RIGHT WORDS AT THE RIGHT TIME, edited by Marlo Thomas, in which he wrote first person stories for Senator James Jeffords, Mike Wallace, and BET founder Robert Johnson, among others. He has written "as told to" magazine articles for former First Lady Laura Bush and CNN's Anderson Cooper.

On the film side, Josh served as Production Consultant on WHITE HOUSE DOWN, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

In his career as a journalist, Josh served as a Contributing Editor at John Kennedy's George magazine from 1996-2000, a Senior Contributing Writer at LIFE magazine from 2003-2006, and a Contributing Writer at Entertainment Weekly from 1997-2002. Previously, Josh wrote for Esquire for one year and the New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section for two years. His writing has appeared in numerous other publications, including Talk, The New Republic, Details, The (London) Sunday Telegraph, The Independent (London), Allure and Los Angeles. He started his writing career while in college at the University of Maryland covering professional tennis for USA Today, Reuters, and The Washington Times, and was awarded the 1988 WTA Writer of the Year.

He has appeared on several national and international television programs, including ABC's World News Tonight, NBC's The Today Show, Fox's The O'Reilly Factor, Entertainment Tonight, CNBC's Rivera Live, BBC, PBS and MSNBC's morning show. He hosted "Screening Room" on The Discovery Times Channel, and had his own segment on EXTRA entitled "The Ultimate Insider to the Movies."

For more information, please visit www.joshyoungauthor.com.

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Best Sellers

    • I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!

    • and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny
    • By: Bob Newhart
    • Narrated by: Bob Newhart
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 646
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 296

    That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Carmody on 11-13-07

    Regular price: $17.10

    • Here's the Deal

    • Don't Touch Me
    • By: Howie Mandel , Josh Young
    • Narrated by: Howie Mandel 
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    A frank, funny, no-holds-barred memoir that reveals the Deal or No Deal host's ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD - and how it has shaped his life and career....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything You Never Thought You Wanted To Know

    • By Dave on 12-13-09

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Epic Survival

    • Extreme Adventure, Stone Age Wisdom, and Lessons in Living from a Modern Hunter-Gatherer
    • By: Matt Graham, Josh Young
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    Early on in his life, Matt craved a return to nature. When he became an adult, he set aside his comfortable urban life and lived entirely off the land....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Positive

    • By John Weston on 10-30-15
    • Extreme Adventure, Stone Age Wisdom, and Lessons in Living from a Modern Hunter-Gatherer
    • By: Matt Graham, Josh Young
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Release date: 07-14-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 155 ratings

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Erasing Death

    • The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death
    • By: Sam Parnia, Josh Young
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Contrary to popular belief, death is not a moment in time, such as when the heart stops beating, respiration ceases, or the brain stops functioning. Death, rather, is a process....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent mix of science and antecdotal narrative-

    • By Nancy on 08-16-13

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Gasping for Airtime

    • Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live
    • By: Jay Mohr
    • Narrated by: Jay Mohr
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    When 21-year-old Jay Mohr moved from New Jersey to New York City to pursue his dream of stand-up stardom, he never thought the first real job he'd land would be on Saturday Night Live....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Audiobook...

    • By Franklin on 03-31-05
    • Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live
    • By: Jay Mohr
    • Narrated by: Jay Mohr
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 06-22-04
    • 4 out of 5 stars 165 ratings

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Make Your Own Rules

    • A Renegade Guide to Unconventional Success
    • By: Wayne Rogers, Josh Young
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Former star of the classic TV series M*A*S*H, Wayne Rogers has, over the past four decades, become an enormously successful entrepreneur and businessman....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Axe to Grind?

    • By Rick on 10-04-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • You're Only as Good as Your Next One

    • 100 Great Films, 100 Good Films, and 100 for which I Should Be Shot
    • By: Mike Medavoy, Josh Young
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    An eyewitness to Hollywood history in the making, Mike Medavoy gives a powerful and poignant view of the past and future of a world he knows intimately....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Great, Quite Good, No need to Shoot

    • By Richard on 11-04-11

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Director's Cut

    • My Life in Film
    • By: Ted Kotcheff, Josh Young
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Born to immigrant parents and raised inToronto during the Depression, Ted Kotcheff learned storytelling on the streets before taking a stagehand job at CBC Television....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truth is Stranger and More Exciting Than Fiction

    • By triathlondude on 06-06-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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