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Thomas Page McBee

Thomas was the “masculinity expert” for VICE and has written the columns “Self-Made Man” for the Rumpus and “The American Man” for Pacific Standard. A former senior editor at Quartz, his essays and reportage have appeared in the New York Times, Playboy, and Glamour. He is a writer on the forthcoming Netflix show, Tales of the City.  Thomas gives lectures on masculinity and media narratives across the country.


Man Alive, his LAMBDA-award winning memoir about what makes a man (City Lights) was named a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, NPR Books, and BuzzFeed. It received a rave review in the New York Times, earned starred reviews in Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly, and was featured in Esquire. He is a member of PEN America. Thomas is the Director of Growth at the global news site Quartz (Atlantic Media) and at work on a book about modern American masculinity.


A video of Thomas Page McBee can be seen here.

Man Alive


"Thomas Page McBee’s Man Alive hurtled through my life. I read it in a matter of hours. It’s a confession, it’s a poem, it's a time warp, it’s a brilliant work of art. I bow down to McBee—his humility, his sense of humor, his insightfulness, his structural deftness, his ability to put into words what is often said but rarely, with such visceral clarity and beauty, communicated."

-Heidi Julavits, author of The Vanishers and The Uses of Enchantment


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