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JAMES CROTTY

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JAMES CROTTY describes himself as "a mutant of Omaha, and an adult child of Catholic Republicans." For twelve years he traveled America in his "Monkmobile," publishing Monk, the world's only mobile magazine. Along the way he pioneered "dashboard publishing." He is the author of several books, including How to Talk American (Houghton Mifflin), co-author of The Mad Monks' Guide to New York City (IDG/Macmillan), The Mad Monks' Guide to California (IDG/Macmillan), Mad Monks On the Road (Simon and Schuster), and is co-founder and editor of the award-winning travel and culture website, Monk.com. For nearly two years in the late 90s he was the travel correspondent for Playboy.com. He is currently the executive editor of Monk Media, providers of code and content to businesses and consumers worldwide. Clients include American Express, Delta Airlines, Land's End, and Tiger Woods. He is also a syndicated columnist, whose commentary appears in newspapers, magazines, and on websites around the country. He has been prominently featured in most national and international media, including Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Wired News, Rolling Stone, USA Today, Der Stern (Germany), Brutus (Japan), and Panorama (Italy), and has appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America," MTV News, CBS News, the BBC, CNN, CBS "Street Stories," NPR's "Morning Edition" and "Whadya' Know?"



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