Stephen Fried

Stephen Fried is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author, 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), APPETITE FOR AMERICA: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West — One Meal at a Time (a New York Times bestseller featured in the PBS documentary "The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound"), BITTER PILLS: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs, THE NEW RABBI and the essay collection HUSBANDRY. He is also co-author, with Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, of A COMMON STRUGGLE: A Personal Journey through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction. A two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, Fried has written frequently for Vanity Fair, GQ, The Washington Post Magazine, Rolling Stone, Glamour and Philadelphia magazine. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, author Diane Ayres.

Stephen Fried

Books by Stephen Fried

by Patrick J. Kennedy and Stephen Fried - Memoir, Nonfiction

Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles. Beyond his own story, he creates a roadmap for equality in the mental health community and outlines a bold plan for the future of mental health policy. Written with award-winning healthcare journalist and bestselling author Stephen Fried, A COMMON STRUGGLE is both a cry for empathy and a call to action.