Michael Charney is the author of Chasing Glenn Beck: A Personal Experiment in Reclaiming our Hijacked Political Conversation as well as more than a dozen short stories, essays and technical articles covering a wide range of topics including mainstream fiction, science fiction, technology, education and knowledge management. He has won awards for both his fiction and non-fiction, and has been published in both North America and Europe.
Michael’s business experience spans over 25 years in high-technology start-up companies (the most recent of which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2006). As an executive and leader he has pioneered work in corporate social networking, textual and language analysis and professional services methodologies. During part of that time he also taught English as an Adjunct Professor.
Michael has a Bachelor’s Degree from U.C. Berkeley and a Master’s Degree from William Paterson University, the latter degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He grew up in Los Angeles, moved to Berkeley in 1977, to New Jersey in 1981 and to New Hampshire in 2005, where he currently lives with his wife, Renee, his two dogs, Kayda and Zoe, and a host of unnamed finches, cardinals, blue jays, squirrels, chipmunks and hummingbirds. He has kids, too, but they'd probably rather be left out of it.
Interestingly, Michael has never been all that interested in politics. At least, he didn’t think so....
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