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Friend, Tad (1502978)
Friend, Tad (1502978)

Tad Friend

Tad Friend is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he writes the magazine's "Letter from California." Prior to that, he wrote regularly for Outside, New York, and Esquire, and wrote travel stories from all seven continents. He plays golf and squash and watches a lot of television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Amanda Hesser, and their children, Walker and Addie.


Cheerful Money

Cheerful Money

by Tad Friend

Tad Friend was raised in a venerable Wasp family whose ancestors include the first rector of Yale College, the first curator of the National Gallery, and George Washington's Surgeon General. His father, a renowned historian, was the president of Swarthmore College, and while at Smith, Tad's mother came ...

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