Bachelor of Arts in English with honors, Brown University, 1971.
Travel columnist Esquire, New York City, 1984—1990. Book reviewer Vanity Fair, 1990—1995. Food editor Rhode Island Monthly, Providence, 1995—2001.
Travel editor Madison, New York City, 1997—2000. Arts & culture editor The Forward, 2000—2003. Editor The Reading Room, since 2005.
(Fine/Fine. First Edition.)
Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (Fiction award 1996, 1997), National Book Critics Circuit, Authors Guild, Phi Beta Kappa (vice president, Brown University chapter).
Married Laura Love Rose, November 30, 1974 (divorced 1981). Children: Alexander Edward, Marshall. Married Shelley Elaine Roth, September 5, 1993.
Children: Spencer Conrad Roth-Rose, Jeremy Adam Roth-Rose.