Daniel Paisner

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Daniel Paisner
Alma mater Tufts University
Boston University
Occupation Author, ghostwriter
Website http://www.danielpaisner.com/

Daniel Paisner is an American journalist and author. He is best known for his work as a ghostwriter and collaborator. He has published more than sixty books, including thirteen New York Times best-sellers.[1] He is also the author of three novels, and several works of non-fiction. His novel A Single Happened Thing was published by Relegation Books in March 2016.[2] His titles include The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust's Shadow (2008), The Power of Broke (2016), and Last Man Down (2002).[3]

Early life[edit]

Paisner graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in English in 1982,[4] before receiving an M.A. in Journalism from Boston University.[5][when?]


In 2006, Paisner collaborated with Holly Robinson Peete on the book Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching the Game!: A Woman's Guide to Loving Pro Football, which won that year's Quill Award in the Sports category.[6]

In 2016, with Daymond John, the founder and CEO of FUBU, Paisner released The Power of Broke, a motivational business book that features stories from 15 entrepreneurs, including Steve Aoki, Rob Dyrdek, Kevin Plank, and Loren Ridinger.[7] It appeared on the Wall Street Journal[8] and New York Times[9] bestseller lists, and received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Instructional Literary Work.[10]


  1. ^ McCue, Matt. "This Ghost is a Machine". Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Relegation Books". 
  3. ^ "Daniel Paisner". Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Daniel Paisner Bio". Tufts University. 
  5. ^ "Playster Audiobooks". Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "The 2nd Annual Quill Awards". Retrieved August 26, 2017. 
  7. ^ The Power Of Broke' Interview Series: How To Succeed In Business With No Money In Your Pocket. Forbes. January 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "Best-Selling Books Week Ended Feb. 7". Wall Street Journal. 2016-02-11. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  9. ^ "Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous Books - Best Sellers - February 7, 2016 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  10. ^ Lewis, Hillary (2017-02-10). "2017 NAACP Image Award Winners: Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-04-07.