AUTHOR
 

David Wallechinsky

 
Born: February 5, 1948
           Hollywood, California
 
Published books include:
The People’s Almanac 1, 2, 3 (with Irving Wallace)
The New Book of Lists (with Amy Wallace)
The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People (with Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace)
 
Interviews
The Editor Who Puts Dictators In Their Places (by Mark Leibovich, Washington Post)
 
Television Interviews
 
Radio Interviews
Why We Love Lists (American Public Media-The Dinner Party) (start at 1:40)
The Man and Irving Wallace (NPR-Here and Now) (start at 4:50)
The Crossroads of Diplomacy and Sport (NPR All Things Considered)
Bound for Glory (NPR On the Media)
 
Books made into television series:
What Really Happened to the Class of ‘65?—NBC
The Book of Lists—CBS
 
Positions:
Contributing Editor, Parade magazine (search: “Wallechinsky”)
 
Miscellaneous credits:
Recipient, Olympic Order of the International Olympic Committee
Television and radio commentator for Olympic Games of 1988-2012
Guest on television shows as diverse as Eye to Eye with Katie Couric, The O’Reilly Factor, ABC World News, The Glenn Beck Program, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and CNN’s The Situation Room
Contributor, World Book Encyclopedia
Lecturer on: The World’s Worst Living Dictators and American Democracy, Is it Time for an Upgrade?
 
Unusual travels:
First Westerner in more than 50 years to visit tribal villages in “forbidden zones” of western
         Yunnan Province in China 
Interrogated by KGB during 10,000-mile train ride from Hong Kong to Portugal
Visited Albania immediately after the fall of Communism, Bhutan before the introduction of down sleeping bags; also visited Cambodia when Americans were forbidden to go there, Cook Islands, Western Samoa, Andorra, San Marino, Central African Republic and all 50 of the United States
 
Miscellaneous facts:
Personal library of 25,000 volumes including sections on Odd Titles, Curious Histories and Esoteric Studies, and Poetry by Famous Non-Poets
 
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