My name is P.E. Moskowitz. My friends call me Paris. I am a writer.
I run Mental Hellth, a newsletter that publishes my original writing and comissioned pieces from other very interesting people. It’s about your broken brain and how to exist in the world, given that the world sucks and is bad. It’s like...self-helpy but in a systemic kinda way. Subscribe if you’d like. To pitch stories/essays/etc., follow this short guide.
I was born and raised in NYC (short for New York City) and still live here (go Mets! (even though I am angry at them right now)). I’m trans and use they/them pronouns. I also love dogs, but I guess that’s not very unique [[editor’s note: come up with more unique interest]].
I am writing a book called RABBIT HOLE, a braided work of memoir, history, research, theory, and cross-country reportage reckoning with the role that drugs play in society and investigating how we can break free from our modern despair using drugs. The publishers are Atria Books (Simon and Schuster) in the United States and Bloomsbury in the U.K.
I am also working on some secret film and TV stuff which you may or may not hear about soon :). I wear many hats!! Much like the guy who wears too many hats in that children’s book about hats or whatever.
Below you will find some samples of my writing. And below that my contact info. And below that a picture of me looking cool near a bridge.
Some Stuff I’ve Written:
New York Magazine -- Living in a Trans House
The Nation -- My Journey with SSRIs
The Nation -- Marianne Williamson’s People
GQ Magazine -- The Trans Football Star of South Dakota
New York Magazine -- An Ode to Carmela Soprano
GQ Magazine -- Why I Love Entourage
New York Magazine -- How Parking My Car Broke the Internet (Barack Obama even read and liked this story???)
Other Stuff I’ve Written:
New York Magazine -- Picking up a Tennis Racket Made My Body Mine
The Nation -- Organizing Without a Union
Mother Jones -- Why We Love True Crime
Elemental / Medium -- A Good Drug for a Bad World
The New Yorker -- The Anger and Joy of a Native American Poet in Brooklyn
BuzzFeed -- How One of Katrina's Feel-Good Stories Turned Bad
New York Magazine -- Oprah’s Angels
Pacific Standard -- Inside the Mind of America’s Favorite Gun Researcher
OneZero -- In Defense of The Small Social Network
The Nation -- Everything You Think You Know About Free Speech Is a Lie
The Nation -- Give Drugs to Drug Users
The Outline -- The Nanette Problem
Insider -- The Internet Is a Factory and We Are Its Workers
Email: p.e.moskowitz [at] gmail.com
Book Agent: Melissa Flashman -- mflashman [at] janklow.com
Other Stuff (📺🎥) Agent: Olivia Blaustein -- olivia.blaustein [at] caa.com
Picture of Me Looking Cool Near a Bridge: