Author Daniel Pinchbeck has deep personal roots in the New York counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s. His father was an abstract painter, and his mother, Joyce Johnson, was a member of the Beat Generation and dated Jack Kerouac as "On the Road" hit the bestseller lists in 1957 (chronicled in Johnson s bestselling book, "Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir"). Pinchbeck was a founder of the 1990s literary magazine "Open City" with fellow writers Thomas Beller and Robert Bingham. He has written for many publications, including "Esquire," "The New York Times Magazine," "The Village Voice," and "Rolling Stone." In 1994, he was chosen by The "New York Times Magazine" as one of Thirty Under Thirty destined to change our culture.
Pinchbeck lives in New York s East Village, where he is editorial directory of Reality Sandwich (www.realitysandwich.com). He writes a column, "Prophet Motive," for Conscious Enlightment publishing (www.cemagazines.com), which appears in "Conscious Choice" (Chicago), "Conscious Choice" (Seattle), "Whole Life Times" (LA), and "Common Ground" (SF). "
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