Ben Mezrich

Boston - Writer, Producer and New York Times Bestselling Author

Writer, producer and New York Times Bestselling Author, Ben Mezrich still spends his days in the city in which he was raised. Now raising his own family in Boston, Mezrich continues to write and produce for the TV show Billions, all while his newest book, Bitcoin Billionaires continues to climb the charts. With Mezrich’s ability to ‘chart his own path’ in his career, he enjoys spending his weekend time with his family, skiing when he has the chance in the winters, and supporting Boston foundations such as Boston Book Festival, Boston Ballet, Raising a Reader, and Boston Public Schools.

Q&A:

Hometown?

Boston, MA.

Place you call home now (neighborhood etc)?

Back Bay.

Any notes on your education?

Graduated Magna Cum Laude Harvard University.

Favorite sport to watch?

Football.

Favorite sport to play?

Skiing.

Best vacation ever?

Martha’s Vineyard Harborview Hotel, where we got married.

Dream trip destination?

Quechee Vermont.

Favorite dinner?

Bbq brisket sandwich from smoke shop.

Favorite dessert?

Chocolate sorbet at Mistral, it’s lactose free!

Underrated food?

Cheesecake Factory.

Dish you’re best at cooking?

Tv dinners.

Road trip -- three in the car with you. Living or dead. Who are they? Why?

Hunter S Thompson, Michael Creighton, Ernest Hemingway, All famous writers, because they are my greatest influencers.

Honorary mentions: Jay Mcinerney, Brett Easton Ellis

Favorite TV show as a kid?

So many, Three’s Company and Saved by the Bell.

Favorite bands?

The Doors, The Who, The Beatles.

Most impressive live performance you ever saw?

Peter Gabriel.

Car you drive now?

BMW.

Car you’d like to drive?

Mini Cooper convertible.

Best car you've owned?

BMW X5.

Summer drink of choice?

Lemonade.

Bourbon or Scotch?

Scotch.

Favorite beach?

Good Harbor.

On a Saturday, your favorite errand to run is?

Taking the kids to their activities, horseback riding at Bina Farm, hockey practice for my son.

Otherwise, you’ll be busy doing what?

Hanging out in the mall.

Best work advice you ever got?

Don’t get it right, get it written.

Best thing about your career?

Freedom to chart your own path, do what you want when you want.

What do you do now for work? Tell us something about your work and career path.

I’m a New York Times Bestselling Author and writer producer for the TV Show Billions.

Do you have any philanthropic interests/endeavors?

We support, Boston Book Festival, Boston Ballet, Raising a Reader, and Boston Public Schools.