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JOSH YOUNG is a best-selling author whose works spans entertainment, business, politics, science and natural history. He has co-authored five New York Times best sellers and two additional national best sellers. He is the co-author of comedian Howie Mandel's HERE'S THE DEAL: DON'T TOUCH ME; of YOU'RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR NEXT ONE with Mike Medavoy; of Dr. Sam Parnia's ERASING DEATH: THE SCIENCE THAT IS REWRITING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH (entitled THE LAZARUS EFFECT in the UK), and of THE LINK: UNCOVERING OUR OLDEST ANCESTOR with Colin Tudge, which has been translated into five languages. He is the co-author of entrepreneur/actor Wayne Rogers' MAKE YOUR OWN RULES: A RENEGADE GUIDE TO UNCONVENTIONAL SUCCESS, and the author of DINO GANGS, the story of renown paleontologist Phil Currie's quest to uncover the mystery of how dinosaurs behaved. Among the other books he co-wrote are Bob Newhart's comedic memoir I SHOULDN'T EVEN BE DOING THIS; Jay Mohr's GASPING FOR AIRTIME: TWO YEARS IN THE TRENCHES OF 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE', and Jim Belushi's REAL MEN DON'T APOLOGIZE. He contributed to the No. 1 New York Times best-seller THE RIGHT WORDS AT THE RIGHT TIME, edited by Marlo Thomas. Additionally, he is the co-author of PURE IMAGINATION: THE MAKING OF 'WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY', and of DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S FIRST LIFE: A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME with Matt Kaplan. On the film side, Josh served as Production Consultant on WHITE HOUSE DOWN (June 2013), directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. As a journalist, Josh served as a Contributing Editor at George magazine and a contributing writer to Entertainment Weekly and LIFE magazine. Prior to that, he was the movie writer for Esquire and a contributing writer to the New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section. His writing has appeared in numerous other publications, including Talk, The New Republic, Details, The (London) Sunday Telegraph, The Independent (London), and Los Angeles. He started his career in college covering professional tennis for USA Today, Reuters, and The Washington Times. He has appeared on several national and international television programs, including ABC's World News Tonight, NBC's The Today Show, Fox's The O'Reilly Factor, Entertainment Tonight, CNBC's Rivera Live, and the MSNBC Morning Show.