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Stephen Fried is an award-winning investigative journalist and essayist and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia (the inspiration for the Emmy-winning film Gia), Bitter Pills, The New Rabbi, and Husbandry. A two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, Fried has written frequently for Vanity Fair, GQ, The Washington Post Magazine, Rolling Stone, Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Philadelphia magazine. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, author Diane Ayres.

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Appetite for America
Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time
Written by Stephen Fried


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $18.00

A 2011 Kansas Notable Book


The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three generations—from the 1880s all the way through World War II—and still influence our lives today in surprising and fascinating ways. Now award-winning journalist Stephen Fried re-creates the life of this... Read more >
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Appetite for America
Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time
Written by Stephen Fried


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $12.99

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Bitter Pills
Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs
Written by Stephen Fried


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $23.00

When award-winning investigative journalist Stephen Fried looked into the cause of his wife's violent reaction to a prescribed new antibiotic, he wrote a series of articles on his research into the matter which led to a full-scale probe of "the other drug problem"-legal drugs and and the unexplored problem of adverse... Read more >
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Bitter Pills
Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs
Written by Stephen Fried


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Husbandry
Sex, Love & Dirty Laundry--Inside the Minds of Married Men
Written by Stephen Fried


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $12.00

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Husbandry

Written by Stephen Fried


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 28, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The New Rabbi

Written by Stephen Fried


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 26, 2003
Price: $16.00

From award-winning journalist Stephen Fried, here is a compelling chronicle of the Har Zion Temple on Philadelphia’s Main Line and its lengthy, complicated, and intricate search for a new rabbi.

For the last seventy-five years Har Zion Temple has been one of the largest and most influential congregations in America. For thirty... Read more >
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The New Rabbi

Written by Stephen Fried


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $12.99

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