Edward Klein is a well-known editor, writer and public speaker with a distinguished career in American journalism.
After serving an apprenticeship as a copy boy for the New York Daily News, he went on to earn a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, which awarded him a traveling fellowship to Japan. There, he learned to speak Japanese and traveled throughout Asia as a foreign correspondent for United Press International. Upon his return to New York, he joined Newsweek, where he became foreign editor and then assistant managing editor with jurisdiction over foreign and military affairs.
From Newsweek, he joined The New York Times. As editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, he led this flagship publication of the Sunday Times to new heights of public interest and editorial excellence. During his editorship, The New York Times Magazine won the first Pulitzer Prize in its history.
Since leaving The Times, Edward Klein has written many articles for Vanity Fair and other national magazines. For Parade, he wrote “Walter Scott’s Personality Parade,” the most widely read column in the English language.
His nonfiction books have all appeared on The New York Times Bestseller List. They include: THE TRUTH ABOUT HILLARY; KATIE: THE REAL STORY; TED KENNEDY: THE DREAM THAT NEVER DIED; AND THE AMATEUR: BARACK OBAMA IN THE WHITE HOUSE. His latest book, BLOOD FEUD: THE CLINTONS VS. THE OBAMAS debuted in its first week of release as #1 on the New York Times Combined Hardcover and E-Book Best Seller list.
He and his wife, Dolores Barrett, a well-known public relations consultant in the field of fashion and style, live in New York City and Ghent, N.Y.
Wherever we look today—from the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East to the post-Cold War frontier in Ukraine to the South China Sea to our border with Mexico— our world appears to be falling apart.