I saw Sam Apple read from his most recent book, American Parent: My Strange and Surprising Adventures in Modern Babyland, at the Writers House back in the fall. It was a great reading, but tragically, I forgot to bring my camera along. I’ve been hoping to see a video posted ever since, and finally spotted one a few weeks ago. Hooray!
Sam’s work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, Parents Magazine, and Slate.com, and his first book, Schlepping Through the Alps, was named a finalist for the PEN America award for a first work of nonfiction. In 2005, he received the annual Faux Faulkner award, and in 2004, he was a finalist for the Koret Award for Young Writers on Jewish Themes. He holds an MFA from Columbia University.
You can also watch a full recording of the event–including an introduction by Sam’s father, Max Apple–here: http://media.sas.upenn.edu/watch/102659.