Ian Spiegelman

Ian Spiegelman is a former reporter for the New York Post's infamous gossip column "Page Six." His 2006 novel WELCOME TO YESTERDAY just happens to be about a gossip reporter. His debut novel EVERYONE'S BURNING is about the dangling lives of a group of twenty-somethings in the underbelly of Queens, NY.

Spiegelman coauthored HOW TO RIG AN ELECTION: CONFESSIONS OF A REPUBLICAN OPERATIVE with Allen Raymond and COOKED: FROM COCAINE TO FOIE GRAS with Las Vegas chef Jeffrey Henderson. COOKED will soon be made into a film starring Will Smith. Spiegelman's most recently coauthored MAKING MAVERICKS with Richard "Frosty" Hesson.

Ian Spiegelman was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1974 and raised in Bayside, Queens. He has a B.A. from Queens College. He was a staff writer for New York Magazine and a contributing editor at Details.

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How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative

"For those who care about the electoral system, this look inside the sausage factory of contemporary campaigning is compelling, arguably essential, reading." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Paints a picture of the corruption of modern politics that should leave no doubt about the creativity and cynicism of operatives... or the need for tough new election-reform legislation." - New York Times


"Bottom-dog lyricism, good dialogue, grim as a gallows." - Kirkus Reviews

"A kick-ass debut...brimming with attitude, energy and talent." - Jay McInerney

"A body slam of a first novel." - Lorenzo Carcaterra

"Ian Spiegelman's powerhouse debut illuminates a subculture so dedicated to anesthetics that it seeks pain to see if they really work. Ugly truth, beautifully written." - Andrew Vachss

"Gritty realism [and] understated poignancy." - Washington Post

"Filled with frenetic characters, disturbing portrayals of the loneliness at the heart of modern suburbia, and writing as taught as it is evocative." - San Francisco Chronicle

Welcome to Yesterday

Time Out New York: "The heart of this novel is a dark, original voice that rings true in its perfect blend of ennui and humor. The dialogue, too, is superb. WELCOME TO YESTERDAY often recalls the fiction of Raymond Chandler, Ernest Hemingway, and Joan Didion, but Spiegelman builds on those forebears to create something entirely new."

Making Mavericks

"The author comes across as a decent man with great wisdom and compassion. Hesson ably captures the enchantment and inherent dangers of surfing in this distinctive memoir." -Kirkus Reviews

Watch Frosty describe Jay's epic wipe-out at Mavericks: