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Dan Dunn - Member

Mr. Dan Dunn has been, at varying times, a hardscrabble Philly kid, a member of Hunter S. Thompson’s entourage, a newspaper and magazine columnist, a television comedy writer, a nightlife correspondent for Playboy, and the author of several cleverly titled books.

Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in adult beverages, he hosted Dan Dunn’s Happy Hour, a weekly national radio show on SiriusXM that featured luminaries from the world of wine, beer and spirits along with pop culture icons such as Ray Romano, Hall & Oates, Kurt Russell, Olivia Wilde, and the Most Interesting Man in the World. He’s appeared on Conan, The Adam Carolla Show, The Mike & Mike Show on ESPN Radio, The Henry Rollins Show and numerous other fancy media-type programs.

For years, Mr. Dunn penned the popular "Imbiber" column for Playboy, and is still a regular contributor to the magazine. He co-wrote (along with Rob McElhenney of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) the half-hour comedy pilot Living Loaded, which is based on Dan's book Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour (Random House, 2011). The pilot, produced by FX for Fox, starred Donald Sutherland, Mike Vogel and Larry Wilmore. Mr. Dunn also authored the books Nobody Likes a Quitter… and other reasons to avoid rehab (Running Press, 2007) and The Gang Writes a Self-Help Book: The Seven Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four Hour Giant, TODAY (HarperCollins, January 2015). His forthcoming book, American Wino: A Tale of Reds, Whites and One Man’s Blues (HarperCollins) will be released in April 2016.

 He is a former staff writer for the Emmy-nominated TV series Talk Soup. His work has appeared in GQ, Vanity Fair, Esquire, USA Today, Maxim, LA Weekly, Newsday, Los Angeles Magazine and the LA Times.

He lives in Venice, California.