A Contributing Editor at Outside, David has also written for Wired, New York Times, the New Yorker, BusinessWeek, Nature, and numerous other publications. Three of his stories are currently being developed into films.


David is the author of the books The End of MoneyA Left-Hand Turn Around the World, Righting the Mother Tongue, and the nonfiction anthology Firsthand. He is currently at work on a book about cowboys (HarperCollins, 2019).


David has been featured in media such as Frontline, BBC, CBS Sunday Morning, Radiolab, and the Washington Post, and Slate, and delivered lectures to audiences in academia, the private sector, and organizations around the world.

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