Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Queens, Turk has led a unique and adventurous life, which is reflected in the subject matter of his work. In his insightful book, Why Intelligent People Are Overweight, he shares his experience overcoming a food addiction and how, during that process, he discovered a groundbreaking approach to stopping this behavior. Since its publication, this book has helped countless people understand why they eat poorly and how to break that cycle. In a genre inundated with “quick fixes” such as fad diets and supplements, Why Intelligent People Are Overweight stands apart by providing a real solution to a real problem.
Turk’s second book, My First Car Was a Motorcycle, My First Girl Was a Woman, delivers the fun by plunging us into his sexy, wild, and captivating world. Laugh-out-loud funny and difficult to put down—including such tales as how he lost his virginity, how Brad Pitt stole his girlfriend, and how he survived being homeless while living in a car with his dog—My First Car Was a Motorcycle, My First Girl Was a Woman showcases Turk’s inimitable voice as one of the freshest and funniest in American writing today.
Turk earned his bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York at Albany and is an ardent advocate for animal and human rights and the environment. A devoted vegetarian, he promotes the idea that animal-based protein is not required to maintain muscle mass or an athletic lifestyle. When not working on his next book, he plays basketball like a twenty-year-old hoping for an NBA contract.