Nebraska Authors

Thomas "Topper" Teal

Places Lived

Boston, Massachusetts
Los Angeles, California

Author Of

  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Speech writing

Education

Harvard University
graduate program at the University of California, Berkeley
Has completed course work for a doctorate, but did not finish the required thesis

Occupation

Editor
Writer
Teacher
Actor
Real estate developer
Tour guide to Asia and Europe
Translator of Scandinavian novels

Places Worked

New Yorker and Atlantic magazines
Written for the New Republic and the foreign ministry of Sweden
White House, manager of President Carter's speech writers
Editor-Harvard Business Review

Honors

Recieved a Fulbright Scholarship for study in Helsinki, Finland

Associations

Researcher for Lenny Bruce, controversial cosmic and social critic
The youngest son of Nebraska writer Val Teal

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