- Pennridge High School, University of Pennsylvania
- self employed, APM: Marketplace, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Author
- Matthew's Airbnb Symbol
I like to write about interesting and obscure events in American history. My latest book, The President Is a Sick Man, is about a secret operation that was performed on Grover Cleveland in 1893. It was a bestseller. In Portland, Maine. For one week. But still... My previous book, Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure, was named one of the best books of 2009 by the Washington Post. Oh, and I live in Mongolia, where my lovely diplomat-wife is currently posted.