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Tom Fields-Meyer


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An Experienced

Oregon neighbors that I photocopied at my dad’s office and delivered by hand. I sharpened my skills as a newspaper reporter and, later, a senior writer at People magazine. There, my favorite assignments were about courageous people who had overcome obstacles and gone on to help folks facing similar challenges.


My work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and Time magazine. I’ve crafted memoirs for Holocaust survivors, successful entrepreneurs and executives, and many others with unique and meaningful life stories.

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I've been writing stories since childhood,

when I started a newspaper for my

My memoir Following Ezra was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist.

And Uniquely Human, which I coauthored with Dr. Barry Prizant won the Autism Society of America’s Dr. Temple Grandin Award for Outstanding Literary Work of the Year. It has been translated into more than 25 languages and remains a bestseller.

I’m a graduate of Harvard University, where I studied English and American Literature and Language. And I have been an instructor of memoir writing in UCLA’s Extension Writers’ Program for more than a decade.

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Image by Nicole Wilcox

If you’re looking for a ghostwriter or editor to help turn your story into a book, I’d love to hear from you.

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