George Michelsen Foy

George Michelsen Foy's latest non-fiction book, Zero Decibels (Scribner; May 2010) describes the writer's quest to discover whether true silence exists, and if so, where to find it—a quest that continues in the author's own life and work. Foy has written for numerous publications including Harper'sMen's Journal, and Rolling Stone, on subjects that range from the funeral industry, to Bollywood, to modern seagoing pirates. He has published twelve novels and is working on another as well as on a second non-fiction book. He lives in coastal Massachusetts and New York City with his wife, two children, and one Maine coon cat. You can read more about him on his website,

Contact George Michelsen Foy

Refresh Type the characters you see in this picture.
Type the characters you see in the picture; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.  Switch to audio verification.

Author of

Shut Up and Listen!

This blog was originally started to discuss issues from Zero Decibels, namely, the search for silence, the dangers of noise. However I've used it occasionally to sound off on different subjects. I'll probably do more of that as I work on other books and topics. I hate the game of focusing on pop culture (Snooki!), or on anything to do with sex, to boost readership. But an article on Katie Perry's breasts does get more readers than my piece on winter kayaking so I'll write about Katie occasionally. If one person enjoys, even profits from, the sea-kayaking piece, it's worth it.