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Neil Steinberg biography

Neil Steinberg began writing for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1984, and joined the staff in 1987 as a feature writer.

He became a columnist in 1996, and his column runs four days a week in the news section.

Steinberg has written for a wide variety of publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, Forbes, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Details and Men's Journal.

He is the author of six books -- his most recent, “Drunkard,” was published by Dutton in 2008.

Steinberg was born in Ohio and graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1982. He lives in Northbrook with his wife and two sons.

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