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Ben Yagoda
Ben Yagoda (born 22 February 1954) is an American writer and educator. He is a professor of journalism and English at the University of Delaware.
Ben Yagoda

speaking at the Third Coast Audio Festival - 21 October 2005
BornFebruary 22, 1954 (age 67)
New York City, U.S.
EducationYale University
Notable credit(s)The New Leader, The New York Times, Newsweek, Rolling Stone
Early life
Born in New York City to Louis Yagoda (1909-1990), a labor mediator and arbitrator with the New York State Mediation Board, visiting lecturer at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and a former organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, and Harriet (née Lewis),[1][2] he grew up in New Rochelle, New York. He entered Yale University to study English in 1971 and graduated in 1976 with a bachelor of arts. He later earned an M.A. in American civilization at the University of Pennsylvania, in 1991.[3]
Career
He became a freelance journalist for publications such as The New Leader, The New York Times, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone. He has published a number of books including About Town: The New Yorker and the World it Made.
Besides his work as a journalism and English professor at the University of Delaware, Yagoda also writes occasionally for a New York Times blog about the English language.[4]
Personal life
Yagoda resides in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania with his wife. They have two daughters.
Selected bibliography
Notes
  1. ^​https://www.nytimes.com/1975/09/05/archives/school-talks-mediator-louis-yagoda.html
  2. ^​https://www.nytimes.com/1990/11/15/obituaries/louis-yagoda-81-ex-arbitrator-assisted-in-major-labor-disputes.html
  3. ^ "People". Department of English. University of Delaware. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  4. ^ Ben Yagoda blog posts at The New York Times
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