Biography

David Kamp writes books, articles, lyrics, and humor. He is the author, most recently, of Sunny Days (Simon & Schuster, 2020), a history of the Sesame Street-Mister Rogers era of enlightened children’s television. His other books include the national bestseller The United States of Arugula (Broadway Books, 2006), a chronicle of America’s foodways, and the “Snob’s Dictionary” series of humor books. A longtime contributor to Vanity Fair, he has profiled such figures as Johnny Cash, Sly Stone, Lucian Freud, Kerry Washington, Bruce Springsteen, John Hughes, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and the Brill Building songwriters. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. His first outing as a lyricist for the stage, the John Leguizamo musical comedy Kiss My Aztec!, had its world premiere at Berkeley Rep in the spring of 2019, and is gingerly making its way east. David began his career at Spy, the legendary satirical monthly. He lives in New York City and rural Connecticut with his wife and two children.

Photo Credit: Sabrina A. Hamady

Contact

MAIL: david@davidkamp.com

TWITTER : @mrkamp

INSTAGRAM: @kamp_kamera

REPRESENTATION: David Larabell, CAA, david.larabell@caa.com