A Twentieth-century American writer, he is best known for his fictional memoir, A Fan's Notes, which won the William Faulkner Foundation Award.
He worked in public relations for the New York Central Railroad.
For a short time, he was a patient at Stony Lodge, a mental institution in Westchester County, New York.
He married Nancy Glenn in 1967.
He closely followed the career of football player Frank Gifford.