Stein, Joel (1542847)
Stein, Joel (1542847)

Joel Stein

Joel Stein grew up in Edison, N.J., went to Stanford, and in 1997, became a staff writer for Time
magazine. In 1998, he began writing his sophomoric humor column which
now appears on the back page of the magazine every week. He also writes
many other articles for Time, and has contributed to the New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Details, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Wired, Real Simple, Sunset, Playboy, Elle and many more.

He has appeared as a talking head on many TV shows, taught a class in humor writing at Princeton, and wrote a column for the Los Angeles Times for four years. He and his wife live in Los Angeles with their son.


Man Made

Man Made

by Joel Stein

The smudge looked suspicious. The doctor confirmed: "That's the baby's penis!" Joel's reaction? Pure panic. "I pictured having to go camping and fix a car and use a hammer and throw a football and watch professionals throw footballs and figure out whether to be sad or happy ...

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