Colin Beavan is the author of Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America’s First Shadow War and Fingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case that Launched Forensic Science. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Mens’ Journal, Mens’ Health, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and many other national magazines. His books have been translated into Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese. Beavan has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Talk of the Nation, and many other nationally syndicated NPR and commercial radio shows.
His new book, No Impact Man, chronicles one year living in New YOrk while having zero impact on the environment. This hilarious, insightful, profound look at living a sustainable life in the 21st century is destined to be a classic for years to come.
He lives in New York City with his wife Michelle Conlin, the accomplished BusinessWeek writer and editor, and their daughter, Isabella.