Journalist and critic who was written for People Magazine and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications.
He graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1985 after attending Macalester College for a year.
His biography of Bruce Springsteen, entitled Bruce, made it on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.
He was raised in Seattle, Washington after being born in Syracuse.
His 2009 book, Paul McCartney: A Life, was a biography on the famed Beatles bassist.