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Alfred Ryan Nerz

Author, 'Marijuanamerica: One Man's Quest to Understand America's Dysfunctional Love Affair with Weed'

<p>Alfred Ryan Nerz is a freelance journalist who has written for NPR, <em>Esquire</em>, and the History Channel. To support his writing habit, he has <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Ryan-Love-Stories-No/dp/0553492527" target="_blank">modeled for teen romance novels</a> and emceed dozens of eating contests worldwide. His appearances have included <em>The Today Show</em> and <a href="http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-april-18-2006/ryan-nerz" target="_blank"><em>The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</em></a>, where he discussed his previous work, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Eat-This-Book-Gorging-Competitive/dp/0312339682" target="_blank"><em>Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit</em></a>.</p>

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