About Paul

A British-born writer who spent years living out of luxury hotels and soaking his liver in booze.”  – THE DAILY BEAST

Paul Bradley Carr is author of The Upgrade (“A testament to the virtues of debauchery… uproarious and brilliant.” – WIRED), Bringing Nothing To The Party (“Utterly endearing. Completely addictive reading.” – PAPERBACK CHOICE, THE PRESS ASSOCIATION ), and Sober Is My New Drunk. (“For a cautionary tale, everybody cites Paul Bradley Carr.” – THE SUNDAY TIMES)

He was Silicon Valley columnist for the Guardian, an editor at TechCrunch (“one of the website’s most vocal and consistent critics of its relationship with corporate parent AOL” – TALKING POINTS MEMO), editor of Pando, and editor in chief of NSFWCORP (“Gonzo politics, guerrilla journalism… some of the most interesting experiments in publishing.”FORBES)

“Carr has made a reputation as one of the feistiest writers on the beat. His [public] spats are legendary, as are his bust-ups with former employers including Arianna Huffington and AOL.” – THE GUARDIAN

He has written for television (Channel 4), and radio (the BBC), and for two years was host of the nightly NSFWLIVE radio show (“a fun and wildly popular restbite from nightmarishly boring podcasts… The show had a habit of verbally maiming everyone available [and] has certainly given Mr. Carr his fair share of enemies.” THE NEW YORK OBSERVER)

His work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, Private Eye, The Daily Telegraph, National Geographic, Huffington Post, and dozens more publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He is also credited, by Business Insider, with writing “one of the greatest resignation letters of all time“)

“The columnist [and] enfant terrible has been summarily sacked from practically every outfit he’s worked for, including companies he started.” – ZDNET

He has founded (and sold) a brace of media companies, and raised millions of dollars in venture capital, transforming him into precisely the kind of privileged asshole he likes to write about. (“America’s next top media mogul”CBS)

Paul is represented by Robert Kirby at United Agents in London, and Jim Levine at Levine Greenberg Rostan in New York. (For press and speaking engagements, contact kate@paulbradleycarr.com.)

He is 10 years sober, but still not safe for work.

The Tarantino of the confessional memoir.” – JOHN MITCHINSON, CO-FOUNDER, UNBOUND

Paul Carr makes me want to vomit for all the right reasons.” – MIL MILLINGTON, AUTHOR, THINGS MY GIRLFRIEND AND I HAVE ARGUED ABOUT

“Commenting on Paul Carr is beneath my dignity. He’s absurd.” – MATT TAIBBI