About

I am actually a thinker! But for hire only metaphorically.

I have been a journalist, a market researcher, a bitchin’ communications consultant, and an academic.

I’m currently the Child Health Policy Specialist at the agency administering Colorado Medicaid. Opinions expressed herein are my own, especially the political ones, since politics has no place in children’s health policy.

As an academic I studied contemporary US fiction and culture, with a dissertation addressing the medicalization of personality. I have written and spoken about autism, OCD, DNA as metaphor, and authors including David Foster Wallace, Haruki Murakami, and Jonathans Lethem and Franzen. I taught university courses on topics including health care reform, globalization, embodiment in literature, and postmodernism and its legacies.

As a market researcher I studied website usability, social media marketing, and brand strategy for small shops, Fortune 100 megacorps and clients in between.

As a blogger I hope to channel my 10 years of academic literary study into a thoughtful, accessible exploration of contemporary media and culture.

I may or not be slowly conceiving a book. If it happens, it may or may not be the best book. THE BEST.

Check me out on LinkedIn for more straightforward resume information, and feel free to connect with me there. Facebook and Twitter are now part of the Thinker for Hire empire (not the other way around!). And you can email me directly at efreudenthal at yahoo dot com.

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