Who is this Josh Dean?

I am a magazine writer who resides in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, having fled the concrete and taxis of Manhattan for the greener pastures across the East River after the better part of a decade on the island. For many years, I was an editor at various magazines, most recently Men's Journal, where I was deputy editor. I left in 2004 to write full-time. Over the years, I have written for dozens of national magazines including Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, GQ, Travel + Leisure, Outside (for whom I'm currently a Correspondent), New York, Entertainment Weekly, Inc., Fast Company, Spin, Golf, Men's Health, Runner's World, Budget Travel and Cosmopolitan, where I gave women questionable relationship advice for nearly two years. I am also one of the founding editors of PLAY, The New York Times Sports Magazine, and worked on that brilliant but short-lived project from its magical conception in the fall of 2005 until its untimely demise in late 2008, in the early days of print publishing's Ice Age. I was a contributing editor for Best Life for three years, writing about cars on a monthly basis and other subjects with less regularity, until that magazine was euthanized by Rodale in March of 2009. I achieved international reknown as a member of the US elephant polo team, which competed in the 2008 Elephant Polo World Championships, in Nepal. But you probably knew that already. To prove that I have at least part of a foot in this century, and that I can write for things that are not actually printed on paper -- and also to validate my obsession with international soccer -- I blogged the World Cup for New York Magazine. My first book, SHOW DOG, was published by HarperCollins/IT Books in February of 2012. Currently, I'm in search of a new book idea (please send help!), and also trying to get a handle on how to ensure that my first child, Charlie, becomes an international sports star. This is the adorable little man, right here. I am represented by Daniel Greenberg of the Levine Greenberg Agency.