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Peter Zheutlin


Peter Zheutlin is a freelance journalist and author whose work has appeared regularly in the Boston Globe and the Christian Science Monitor. Peter has also written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, AARP Magazine and numerous other publications in the U.S. and abroad.

He is the author of "Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride" (Citadel Press, 2007) and the co-author, with Thomas B. Graboys, M.D., of "Life in the Balance: A Physician’s Memoir of Life, Love and Loss with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia" (Union Square Press, 2008). He is also the co-author, with Robert P. Smith, of "Riches Among the Ruins: Adventures in the  Dark Corners of the Global Economy" (Amacom, 2009). Peter's most recent book, co-authored with his wife Judith Gelman, is "The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars and Restaurants of Mad Men" (SmartPop/BenBella Books, 2011).

Prior to starting his writing career, he practiced law and taught legal skills at the University of Virginia and Northwestern University law schools. Peter is a graduate of Amherst College and Boston College Law School.

He lives in Needham, Mass. with his wife, author Judith Gelman, and his two sons.

Recent stories

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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