Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You? (George Clinton)
2014

"Eventful and extremely fascinating."

—New York Review of Books
Mo Meta Blues: (Questlove) 2013
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Thumbing through (this book) is like picking up an ongoing conversation with the smartest, chattiest music nerd you know.

—Rolling Stone
Kiss and
Make-Up
(Gene Simmons)
2001

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

What He's
Poised To Do
2010

"...dazzling command of the language. It's astonishing precisely for its depth of emotional engagement."

—Los Angeles Times

Celebrity Chekhov
2010

"Ben uses literary stories to tell us about celebrity. They're like the birds and fishes in an M.C. Escher drawing."

 

 

 —New York Daily News

The Slippage
2013

"(With) fluid and commanding prose, the success of "The Slippage" lies in this hazy, in-between state of being."    

 

   
  —The New York Times

Please Step Back
2009

"A haunting vision of a man, the music, and the culture, driven by the author's undeniable passion for his subject
."

Publishers Weekly
A Circle Is A Balloon and Compass Both 2007
"Ben is seriously weird. He is also seriously funny. The stories are serious works of realistic fiction." 

—San Francisco 
Chronicle
Superbad
2001

"Ben's not afraid to attach authentic sentitment and poke around at the poignant. He constantly walks a narrative tightope."
—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

NON-FICTION Collaborations, ghostwriting and anthologies

When I First 
Held You
(Anthology)
2014

22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges, and Transformative Experience of Fatherhood
McSweeney's Book Of Policts & Musicals
2012
(Anthology)

A riotous collection celebrating the grand union of entrenched bureaucracy in song, charts, scripts, lists, and diatribes.
Significant Objects
2012
(Anthology)

100 Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things:
A Literary and Economic Experiment.

FICTION Novels and short story collections

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