As a ghostwriter, Alan has collaborated on projects with comedians Bernie Mac and Fred Willard; actor Robert Englund, Ironman triathlete Sarah Reinertsen, and "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar, among other notable celebrities and public figures.
Alan's sportswriting has been seen in ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, NBA.com, and ChicagoBulls.com, and he reviews books for Kirkus.
During his 10-plus years as a professional bassist, Goldsher recorded with Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and Naughty by Nature; toured the world with Digable Planets; and performed at the 1994 Grammy Awards.
Alan lives and writes in Chicago.
The Beatles as zombies? Heck yeah!
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. To steal a phrase from Viv Savage: "Have a good time, all the time."
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Nick Hornby, John Irving, Stephen King, Tom Perrotta, Peter Biskind, Ben Elton, Jonathan Lethem, and Jonathan Tropper.
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Learn these two things: Know when you're done with a project, and learn to bounce back from rejection.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. "High Fidelity" and "About a Boy" by Nick Hornby "The World According to Garp" by John Irving "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls" by Peter Biskind (I'm leaving one slot open for my readers to offer suggestions - AlanGoldsher@gmail.com)
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. "Ball Four" by Jim Bouton