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Alec Foege

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Name  Alec Foege
Role  Author
Education  Columbia University

Alec Foege
Books  The Tinkerers: The Amat, Right of the dial, Confusion is next, The empire God built

Alec Foege is an American author and magazine journalist.



A former contributing editor to Rolling Stone and senior writer for People magazine, he is the author of four books. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, People, Mediaweek, Adweek, Fortune, Small Business, Spin, Variety, Vogue, and Corporate Counsel. He is the founder and director of Brookside Research LLC.


Foege resides in Connecticut with his wife and two children. He is married to Erica Miller Sanders, a researcher at Vanity Fair and a senior writer for People. Both Foege and his wife graduated from Columbia University. Foege is the son of Norma and Kenneth Foege. His father is a corporate communications consultant and his mother teaches second grade at Bedford Road School in Pleasantville, New York.


  • Confusion Is Next: The Sonic Youth Story (St. Martin's, 1994)
  • The Empire God Built: Inside Pat Robertson's Media Machine (Wiley, 1996)
  • Right of the Dial: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial Radio (Faber and Faber/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008).
  • The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great (2013)
  • References

    Alec Foege Wikipedia

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