About Me

peterWelcome and thanks for visiting my web site! Here’s a little information about me.

I’m a freelance journalist and author whose work has appeared regularly in The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor. I’ve has also written for The Los Angeles Times, Parade Magazine, AARP Magazine and numerous other publications in the U.S. and abroad. I’m the author of Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride (Citadel Press/Kensington, 2007) and Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway (Sourcebooks, 2015), a New York Times best seller.

My latest book, to be released on October 3, 2017, is Rescued: What Second Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living With Purpose, Loving With Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things (TarcherPerigee).

I’m also the co-author, with the late Thomas B. Graboys, M.D., of Life in the Balance: A Physician’s Memoir of Life, Love and Loss with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia (Union Square Press, 2008), with Robert P. Smith, of Riches Among the Ruins: Adventures in the Dark Corners of the Global Economy (Amacom, 2009), and, with my wife Judith Gelman, of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars and Restaurants of Mad Men (SmartPop/BenBella, 2011) and The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York: Inside the Cafes, Clubs, and Neighborhoods of HBO’s Girls (SmartPop/BenBella, 2013).

I graduated from Amherst College in 1975 and from Boston College Law School in 1979. Judy and I live in Massachusetts with our rescue dogs, Albie, Salina and Jambalaya (Jamba for short). We also have two grown sons.


Literary representation by Joelle Delbourgo, Joelle Delbourgo Associates