Lee Carlson


Birthday February 21, 1958

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Birthplace San Diego, CA

Age 65 years old

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In his 2010 memoir Passage to Nirvana, Carlson documents his journey to recovery following a traumatic brain injury. Also a sports journalist, he was a senior editor for Skiing magazine.

Before Fame

He studied at both Skidmore College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.


He reported for NBC during the 2002 Winter Olympics (held in Salt Lake City, Utah).

Family Life

He was born in San Diego, California, and raised in Buffalo, New York.

Associated With

He was mentored by novelist and nature writer Peter Matthiessen.