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Michael Graubart Levin

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Occupation  Author
Role  Author
Name  Michael Levin
Alma mater  Columbia University
Nationality  American

Education  Columbia University, Amherst College
Books  Where there's smoke - th, The Complete Idiot's Gui, Complete Idiot's Guide to, The Complete Idiot's Gui, What every Jew needs to know a

Michael Levin (born August 8, 1958) is an American business executive and New York Times best-selling author. On January 20, 2012, Michael appeared as a guest entrepreneur on the ABC Television show Shark Tank. Levin is the CEO of BusinessGhost, Inc., a ghostwriting firm that has written and published 550 books, including 18 national best sellers.


Reviews and publications

Levin’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe,,Legal Affairs Writers Digest, Time Newsweek The Economist and other outlets. One of Levin’s New York Times pieces was anthologized in a textbook on writing, Elements of Argument. In September 2012, Levin became a regular blogger on the future of book publishing and also arts and culture for the Huffington Post. In 2016, he began to contribute to Fox News and the New York Daily News. He has also published five of his own novels, three with Simon & Schuster and two with Putnam/Berkley.

Levin’s books have received positive reviews in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New Yorker, People Magazine, the Washington Post, the The San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.


BusinessGhost, a provider of ghostwritten business books, business fables, and memoirs, began as the Michael Levin Writing Company in 1994, became Writer2Author, Inc. in 1998, and reincorporated with its current name 2004 when ghostwriting became the primary function of the company.

Through his company, Levin has worked with many celebrities and top athletes including Pat Summerall, Chad Hennings, Howard Bragman, Dave Winfield and Doug Christie. Many of Levin’s books have been optioned and/or made into films by some of the top names in Hollywood. Disney optioned and made the ABC Disney Sunday Movie of the Week “Model Behavior” based on Levin’s novel Janine and Alex, Alex and Janine. Additionally, director Frank Perry adopted Levin’s first novel, The Socratic Method, and Steven Soderberg and Paramount adopted the book Levin coauthored with Joaquin Garcia, Making Jack Falcone. He also edited Zig Ziglar’s final book, Born To Win.

Personal life

He performs with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He is an Amherst College graduate, a Columbia Law School-trained attorney and a non-practicing member of the Massachusetts bar. He served for many years as a member of the Authors Guild Council and as Treasurer of the Authors Guild Foundation.

A distance athlete, Michael has completed more than a dozen triathlons and half marathons, and 15 full marathons since his 44th birthday. He ran as a guide runner for disabled runners for Achilles International in the 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2015 New York City Marathons and in the 2013 Los Angeles Marathon.


  • Levin, Michael (1985). Journey to Tradition: The Odyssey of a Born-Again Jew. Jersey City: Ktav Pub Inc. pp. 352 pages. ISBN 0-88125-093-7. 
  • Levin, Michael (1988). The Socratic Method. New York City: Ivy Books. pp. s. ISBN 0-8041-0376-3. 
  • Levin, Michael (1990). Settling the Score. New York City: Ivy Books. pp. s. ISBN 0-8041-0632-0. 
  • Levin, Michael (1994). Alive and Kicking. New York City: St. Martins Mass Market Paper. pp. s. ISBN 0-312-95305-4. 
  • Levin, Michael (1997). What Every Jew Needs to Know About God. Jersey City: Ktav Pub Inc. pp. 148 pages. ISBN 0-88125-537-8. 
  • Levin, Michael (1997). Janine and Alex, Alex and Janine. New York City: Putnam/Berkley. pp. 256 pages. ISBN 0-425-16042-4. 
  • Levin, Michael (1997). Sam and Derek, Derek and Sam. New York City: Putnam/Berkley. pp. 256 pages. ISBN 0-425-16041-6. 
  • Levin, Michael (2003). Complete Idiot's Guide to Your Civil Liberties. New York City: Alpha. pp. 352 pages. ISBN 0-02-864473-5. 
  • Levin, Michael and Doug and Jackie Christie (2007) No Ordinary Love: A True Story Of Love And Basketball!. Infinite Love Publishing. ISBN 978-0979482700.
  • Levin, Michael and Howard Bragman (2008) Where's My Fifteen Minutes? Get Your Company, Your Cause, or Yourself The Recognition You Deserve. New York City: Portfolio. ISBN 978-1591842361.
  • Levin, Michael and Joaquin Garcia (2009). Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down A Mafia Family. New York City: Pocket Star. ISBN 978-1439149911.
  • Abraham, Jay (2009). The Sticking Point (Michael Levin, ghostwriter.) New York: Vanguard Press. 224 pages.
  • Levin, Michael and Chad Hennings (2010). Rules of Engagement: Finding Faith And Purpose In A Disconnected World. New York City: FaithWords. ISBN 978-0446545396.
  • Levin, Michael and Pat Summerall (2010) Giants: What I Learned About Life From Vince Lombardi And Tom Landry. New York City: Wiley. ISBN 978-0470611593
  • Levin, Michael and David Fishof (2012) Rock Your Business: What You and Your Company Can Learn from the Business of Rock and Roll Paperback. Dallas: BenBella Books. 288 pages. ISBN 978-1936661459
  • Levin, Michael and David Oliphant (2012), When All Else Fails, Sell. New York: Readers Digest Books. 160 pages. ISBN 978-1606524299
  • Levin, Michael and Chris Myers (2012), NASCAR Nation: How Racing's Values Mirror America's. 240 Pages. Toronto: Random House. ISBN 978-0771061189.
  • Levin, Michael and Carey Neesley (2013) Welcome Home Mama And Boris: How A Sister's Love Saved A Fallen Soldier's Beloved Dogs. New York: Readers Digest Books. 224 pages. ISBN 978-1621451150
  • References

    Michael Graubart Levin Wikipedia

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