Michael Wolff is an author, essayist, journalist, and a columnist and contributor to USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, and the UK edition of GQ.
He was raised in Paterson NJ, graduated from Montclair Academy, attended Columbia University in New York City, and graduated from Vassar College. While at Columbia, he worked for The New York Times as a copy boy.
After graduating, he worked as a journalist and wrote his first book, White Kids, in 1979. He became known for his 1998 book, Burn Rate, which was a bestseller. He then became a columnist for New York magazine to write a weekly column. In 2005, he became the media columnist for Vanity Fair. In 2010, he became editor of Adweek, and he was asked to step down one year later.
In 2018, he published his most famous book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.