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About Adam

Adam Chandler is a journalist and author based in New York. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WIREDVoxSlate, New York Magazine, Texas Monthly, Esquire, TIME, Haaretz, and elsewhere. Chandler is the author of Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom, which is available now from Flatiron Books.


Previously, Chandler served as a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covered business, culture, politics, and foreign affairs, and as a staff writer at Tablet Magazine, where he edited The Scroll, the National Magazine Award-winning news blog.


He has appeared across television, radio, and digital platforms including CBS Sunday Morning, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The History Channel’s The Food That Built America and Modern Marvels, National Geographic’s The ‘80s, BBC’s World News America and Context, NPR’s On Point, Planet Money, and Morning Shift, PRI’s The Takeaway, and others.

Chandler grew up in Houston, Texas, and is a graduate of the MFA Nonfiction Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College. He has lectured and presented at panels at Columbia, NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, and George Washington University. At least one of his stories has been mocked during a live New York Mets broadcast. 

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