Adam L. Penenberg


Adam L. Penenberg is a journalism professor at New York University who has written for Fast Company, Forbes, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired, Slate, Playboy, and the Economist. A former senior editor at Forbes and a reporter for, Penenberg garnered national attention in 1998 for unmasking serial fabricator Stephen Glass of the New Republic. Penenberg's story was a watershed for online investigative journalism and portrayed in the film Shattered Glass (Steve Zahn plays Penenberg).

Penenberg has published several books that have been optioned for film and serialized in the New York Times Magazine, Wired UK, and the Financial Times, and won a Deadline Club Award for feature reporting for his Fast Company story "Revenge of the Nerds," which looked at the future of movie-making. He has appeared on NBC's The Today Show as well as on CNN and all the major news networks, and has been quoted about media and technology in the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Wired News, Ad Age, Marketwatch, Politico, and many others.

Where to find Adam L. Penenberg online

Twitter: @penenberg


Blood Highways
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 119,000. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Law » Personal Injury
Blood Highways is the heart-wrenching account of the biggest product liability case in history: the Ford-Firestone fiasco. At the center of the story are two people: Tab Turner, a charismatic trial attorney from Arkansas, and Donna Bailey, a single mother and outdoor enthusiast who who fought back from the brink of death to confront those ultimately responsible for her accident.
Virtually True
Price: $5.97 USD. Words: 75,840. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
When his friend is murdered, journalist True Ailey sets out to find the killers, and in the process untangles a vast conspiracy that threatens to upend the global balance of power. Set in the near future, Virtually True takes readers on a wild ride through a world where corporations rule, technology has been woven into the fabric of people's lives, and information can be a weapon or a life-saver.
Trial and Terror
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,810. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The good news is that public defender Summer Neuwirth just won her first case, involving a brutal rape and kidnapping. The bad news? Her client was guilty. And he knows all about Summer's past. As Summer pursues her next case, to keep an innocent woman off death row, elements of that past entwine with her present legal work and rocky personal life to culminate in a thrilling trial--and terror.

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