Christopher Noxon is an author, journalist and cultural commentator.
He’s the author of the nonfiction Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes and the Reinvention of the American Grown Up, which BusinessWeek Magazine called “a provocative analysis of a youth-celebrating consumer culture” and Ira Glass, host of public radio’s This American Life, called “an eye opener.” The book was featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, CNN’s “In the Money,” NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” and Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”
As a journalist, he has written for The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and Salon. He began his career in newspapers, working as an editor, enterprise reporter and arts critic for the L.A. Daily News, the Cape Cod Publishing Company and the Los Angeles Independent Newspaper Group, where he won two first-place honors from the LA Press Club for feature and news reporting. As a freelancer, he covered the Democratic National Convention for Reuters; lived as a patient with recovering addicts for a Playboy feature about troubles with drug rehab; wrote about marketing and new media for Kurt Andersen and Michael Hirschorn’s Inside.com; and was the first journalist to report on actor Mel Gibson’s ties to an ultraconservative Catholic splinter group in a feature for The New York Times Magazine.
Broadcast experience includes commentaries for the public radio programs “Marketplace” and “To the Best of Our Knowledge” and a stint working in new media at the British Broadcast Corporation in London. He has also developed programming for the Viacom network VH1 and served as music supervisor on the Showtime series Weeds.
Along the way, he worked as a costumed character at Universal Studios, answered letters of complaint at L’Oreal cosmetics, and was director of communications for Michael Milken’s prostate cancer charity.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, television writer/producer Jenji Kohan, and their three children.