You Should Know: Sam Lansky

by Christie Grimm · March 17, 2016

“The Gilded Razor,” Sam Lansky’s brutal and beautifully written memoir about drugs, sex and that almost rite of passage of being young and lost in New York, is a fast, furious, sometimes shocking, and always gripping read. The Holywood Editor for Time, as you can imagine, he spends many a day with top celebs - most recently, his all too envious hang out was with Adele.

Name: Sam Lansky
Occupation: Writer and editor and author!
Place of birth: Portland, Oregon
Instagram / Twitter: @SamLansky, @SamLansky
Zodiac Sign: Libra

What do you actually do all day? Editing copy (as Deputy Culture Editor at Time Magazine)

Favorite song growing up? “Unpretty” by TLC. Still my anthem.

My biggest secret is… I’m kinda basic. (That might not be a secret.)

Why do you live in Los Angeles? Because it’s the best city on Earth.

My motto is… No drama.

My alter ego is… Sam Lanksy. (People misspell my name a lot.)

The last drink I had was… Green Juice. Seriously.

My secret crush is… Gigi Gorgeous.

What was your first job? I worked on a boatyard in Oregon when I was 15. Very masc.

If you had one day left to live in LA, what would you do? Lounge on the roof of the Petit Ermitage.

Coming from? Going to? Yoga / Pressed Juicery

What is your favorite work of art? Karin Bubas - With Friends Like These

Who should we know? Bang Bang Eustis