Abraham Riesman is a member of the inaugural cohort of the Hartman Seminar & Writers Workshop for Journalists and a 15-year veteran of the journalism industry and the author of a critically acclaimed recent biography of Jewish comics creator Stan Lee, entitled True Believer (Penguin Random House / Crown). He has regularly reported on the Jewish world in the US and Israel/Palestine for outlets including New York Magazine (his former longtime employer), The Daily Beast, and Jewish Currents, where he sits on the board. He has also done text, audio, and/or video journalism for a wide array of outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Republic, NY1, WNYC, and Vice. He was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, lived in New York City for many years, and recently made aliyah to his ancestral homeland of Providence, Rhode Island, where he lives with his spouse and three cats. He is currently working on a biography of pro-wrestling impresario Vince McMahon for Simon & Schuster, among other projects.