Neil began his writing career at the age of 11, when he wrote his first book and mailed it to a dozen publishing companies. He never received a response. Unfazed by rejection, he kept writing, almost to the point where his life was consumed by it. He became a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and a staff writer for The New York Times. He is also the author of seven New York Time bestselling books.
After going undercover in a secret society of pickup artists, he finally started leaving the house, and then wrote a book about it called The Game that became a New York Times bestseller. He wrote a few other best-selling books too: The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell with Marilyn Manson, The Dirt with Mötley Crüe, How To Make Love Like A Pornstar with Jenna Jameson, and recently, Rules of The Game and Emergency.
His latest book, Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead, collects the 228 best, craziest, and most soul-baring moments from his adventures with musicians, celebrities, and icons while writing cover stories for Rolling Stone and The New York Times. It also hit The New York Times bestseller list.
His newest party game, Who's Got Game?, has revealing personality tests, fun physical challenges, social intelligence questions, secret persuasion missions (Neil’s favorite), handwriting analysis and palm-reading games, Partner-based conspiracies, and more. As Neil said in The Huffington Post: "It (Who's Got Game?) had to be superior to every other game out there."
Neil lives in Los Angeles.