Lee Bob Black is a writer and editor. 

His writing appears in The Paris Review, The EvoLLLution, The Next Web, Sparksheet, Creative Bloq, BookslutStreetlight Magazine, and elsewhere. Currently a senior writer and editor for SkilledUp, he has written for numerous companies, including eBay, Big Think, Comcast, Skype, and JPMorgan Chase. He has volunteered for Canteen Magazine as the co-director of a literacy program and for One Story as a reader. He is based virtually at www.LeeBobBlack.com.

Now I'll switch back to first person. Click the menu links to read some of my articles, stories, interviews, etc. Check me out at Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Contact me via LeeGoLit[at]gmail.com or +1 917 512 5054. Or just continue reading my “Lee's Literary Life: News, Events, and Propaganda.”


Learning philosophy for business. Erasing racism one unit of knowledge at a time. (February 2016.) 

Articles I wrote about the best books about salesmovies about salespeople, and keeping your sales team happy. (January 2016.)


I interviewed Paul Sebastien of Udemy for Business: millennials and corporate microlearning (interview part 1); gamification and the future (interview part 2). (July 2015.) 

Elance has now published four of my articles. Three are about freelancers (digital skills, profitable habits, asking for a raise) and one's about successful HR managers. (January to June, 2015.) 

I interviewed Greg Roden, showrunner and producer of Food Forward TV. (May 28, 2015.) 

The Paris Review published my interview with DW Gibson. (May 21, 2015.) 

Sparksheet published my article, "Faster than a Speeding Brand: Cartoons and Company Identity." (April 22, 2015.) 

Presentations I wrote about excellent software engineers: characteristics of onebecoming one;. (April 2015.) 

Three articles I wrote about the Digital Book World Conference: lessonsopportunities, and innovations. (January 2015.) 

The EvoLLLution published my article "Challenging Nine Myths about Education and Learning." (January 7, 2015.)


Two of my articles are featured in podcasts about skills and software engineering. (December 2014).

Articles I wrote about sales assumptions and marketing, podcasting, and programming skills. (December 2014.) 

Creative Bloq published my interview with web designer, Jessica Greenwalt. (November 26, 2014.) 

The Next Web published my article, "What I Learned About Creativity from Pixar’s Ed Catmull," about Catmull's book, Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration. (October 2, 2014.) 

When Numbers Become the Narrative—my interview with Christian Rudder, author of Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking). (September 20, 2014.) 

Articles I wrote about philosophyethics, and race. (September 2014.) 

Articles I wrote for computer analysts and software engineers. (August, 2014.) 

Matthew Thomas and Joshua Ferris discuss We Are Not Ourselves. (August 19, 2014.) 

Getting giddy at author events. (August 30, 2013.

Do you want to party with the Bonaparte? (August 18, 2013.) 

Rating the general fiction and young adult fiction semifinalists of the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. (April 17, 2013.) 

Self-portraits while reading books. (March 28, 2013.) 

Boobs and Boners: A Quantitative Analysis of Steel Panther Lyrics. (March 21, 2013.)


Canteen magazine interviews with writers that I curated: Elliott Holt, Marie-Helene Bertino, Caits Meissner, Tishon, Nathan Larson, and Bill Peters. (December 10, 2012.)

Knocking on doors for Barack Obama in Columbus, Ohio. (November 3 and 5, 2012.)

My fiction up in lights: Streetlight magazine published my short story "Treeswing." (June 19, 2012.)

Would you like to interview an artist for Canteen magazine? (February 1, 2012.)

Lee Bob Black reading fiction at KGB Bar in the East Village. (January 27, 2012.)


Five stars? One star? Books I read in 2011 that I rated five out of five, or one out of five. (December 31, 2011.)

Interview with artist Shabnam Piryaei for the International Literary Film Festival. (November 30, 2011.)

Interview with artist and filmmaker Sandhya Prabhat for the International Literary Film Festival. (November 29, 2011.)

Interview with poet Manal Alsheikh for the International Literary Film Festival. (November 28, 2011.)

The International Literary Film Festival announces winning films for the 2011 festival. (November 27, 2011.)

Canteen issue seven is out — lit stars do glam. (September 16, 2011.)

Values.com published a flash nonfiction piece of mine, "And My Dad Said Be A Role Model." (March 30, 2011.)

Hemayel Martina, poet of Curaçao. (February 3, 2011.)


Five stars? One star? Books I read in 2010 that I rated five out of five, or one out of five. (December 31, 2010.)

South African Bill of Rights, Durban: part 1 and part 2. (December, 2010.) 

Tottenville Review published my interview with Justin Taylor. (September 15, 2010.) 

Frontier Psychiatrist published my flash fiction, "Racquetball and Morphine." (September 2, 2010.) 

The Faster Times published my interview with Amy Braunschweiger. (August 5, 2010.)

Canteen issue six is out — dip into it. (August 1, 2010.)

The Faster Times published my interview with Hannah Tinti. (May 26, 2010.) 

Leeologisms. (April 1, 2010.) 

Valerio Rocco Orlando interviews Tara DePorte and Lee Bob Black about love. (March 9, 2010.)

Canteen issue five is out — sample it. (January 1, 2010.)


Five stars? One star? Books I read in 2009 that I rated five out of five, or one out of five. (December 31, 2009.)

Embarrassing poetic video experiments: Lee reads his poems (part 1), and Lee reads others' poems (part 2). (December 29, 2009.)

Litersturtainmnet. (December 9, 2009.)

Bookslut published my review of Paul Hoffman's book, King's Gambit. (December 4, 2009.)

My Big Think interview with Dev Patnaik, Jump Associates CEO and author of Wired to Care. (June 24, 2009.)

Lee Bob Black's playful bio. (May 12, 2009.)

Canteen issue four is out — browse it. (February 1, 2009.)


Five stars? One star? Books I read in 2008 that I rated five out of five, or one out of five. (December 31, 2008.)

Knocking on doors for Barack Obama in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (October 4 and 11, 2008.) 

Canteen issue three is out — graze on it. (October 1, 2008.)

I'm reading at Opium magazine's "Litstravaganza,", NYC. (August 3, 2008.) 

What are six of my top short story collections? (July 8, 2008.) 

Consider submitting to Opium magazine's Network of Writers Experiment. (July 2, 2008.)

A fair and honest appraisal of my appearance by the Bumbys. (June 25, 2008.)

Benjamin Kunkel: I met another one of my Lit Gods. (March 31, 2008.) 

I interviewed Tyrone Rock. (November 30, 2007.)

Prodigious? Talented? Moi? (November 23, 2007.)

I interviewed author T. M. Rives. (June 12, 2006.)


Five stars? One star? Books I read in 2005 that I rated five out of five, or one out of five. (December 31, 2005.)

Malcolm Gladwell : I met another one of my Lit Gods. (July 8, 2005.)

I interviewed Bhagavan Das. (May 18, 2005.)

I interviewed Australian author Max Barry. (February 24, 2005.)


Five stars? One star? Books I read in 2003 and 2004 that I rated five out of five, or one out of five. (December 31, 2004.)

I interviewed Toby Thompkins, author of The Real Lives Of Strong Black Women(September 11, 2004.)

Bookslut published my book review of Alex Garland's novel, The Coma. (August 10, 2004.)

Alex Garland: I met another one of my Lit Gods. (June 24, 2004.)

Letter to The Believer magazine. (February 5, 2004.)


Craig Clevenger : I met another one of my Lit Gods. (October 24, 2003.) 

Chuck Palahniuk : I met another one of my Lit Gods. (September 12, 2003.)

I met a literary powerhouse, Dana Bryant. (May 29, 2003.)

Peace Rally, NYC. (March 22, 2003.)


Five stars? One star? Books I read between 2000 and 2002 that I rated five out of five, or one out of five. (December 31, 2002.)


Jim Dodge: I met another one of my Lit Gods. (September 9, 2000.)


Five stars? One star? Books I read in the 1990s that I rated five out of five, or one out of five. (December 31, 1999.)