Paul Keegan

Paul Keegan - Ghostwriter

New York, New York, United States

I am the co-author of INDULGE YOUR SENSES with Michael Dorf of City Winery and UNCONTAINABLE with Kip Tindell of The Container Store.

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Overview

My most recent book collaboration, with the CEO of an iconic global entertainment company, will be issued by a major New York publisher in the fall of 2021. (Public announcement coming soon).

For many years, I had been writing in-depth feature stories for top national magazines – The New York Times magazine, Fortune, GQ, Esquire, Outside, Men’s Journal, Money, Details, and others – when I decided to approach Kip Tindell, co-founder of The Container Store, about collaborating with him to write his remarkable story of turning a little shop in Dallas into a beloved national brand.

We clicked and the result was UNCONTAINABLE (Hachette, 2014), "the best book about corporate culture in a decade" (Inc.com) and one of "5 best business books" (Fortune). Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, called it “One of the great entrepreneurial and humanistic adventures in business history."

Next came INDULGE YOUR SENSES: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World (Post Hill Press, 2019) with City Winery founder and CEO Michael Dorf. Former AOL CEO Steve Case praised the book as "a gripping tale from an insider in the New York rock and jazz world during a period of massive technological change.”

Other ghostwriting clients (work done anonymously) include the CEO of a Fortune 500 healthcare company, the president of one of America’s most venerable environmental organizations, and a charismatic superintendent who turned around a struggling school district.

I also play trumpet with the Blue Soul Jazz Quartet and try to keep up with my energetic family - my wife, the professional Latin ballroom champion Tatiana Keegan, and our teenage daughter.


Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Computers & Internet
Entertainment
History
Music
Self-help & Self-improvement
Technology

Awards

  • National Magazine Award
  • Henry R. Luce award (Time, Inc.)
  • Best Media Criticism, Society of Professional Journalists
  • John Barlow Martin Award, Northwestern University School of Journalism

Work experience

Senior Editor

New Word City
November, 2015 – November, 2018 (about 3 years)

I edited and performed major revisions of biographies released as e-books by New Word City, a leading digital book publisher. During my tenure, I completed brisk-selling biographies of Katharine Hepburn, Betty Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Queen Elizabeth I and Gandhi..

Contributing Writer

Inc. magazine
January, 2014 – Present (about 7 years)

I write long feature stories and web content for Inc. magazine. My November, 2015 cover story about Dan Price, the entrepreneur who created a $70,000 minimum wage at his Seattle company, received over a million hits.

Freelance writer

The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Money, Business 2.0, Outside, Gentleman's Quarterly, Esquire, Details
January, 1994 – Present (about 27 years)

I have written lengthy feature cover stories for The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Money, Business 2.0, Outside, Gentleman's Quarterly, Esquire, Details, and other top national magazines in the United States

Portfolio (2 selected works)

Uncontainable

Kip Tindell

"You're going to sell what? Empty Boxes?"Back in 1978, Kip Tindell (Chairman & CEO of The Container Store) and his partners had the vision that people were eager to find solutions to save both space and time - and they were definitely onto something. A new category of the retailing industry was born - storage and organization. Today, with stores nationwide and with more than 5,000 loyal employ... read more

"You're going to sell what? Empty Boxes?"Back in 1978, Kip Tindell (Chairman & CEO of The Container Store) and his partners had the vision that people were eager to find solutions to save both space and time - and they were definitely onto something. A new category of the retailing industry was born - storage and organization. Today, with stores nationwide and with more than 5,000 loyal employ... read more

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