Please Hug Me–I Need a Bio

Jeff Michaels is a musician, songwriter, composer, and author who recently embarked on his busiest job yet; fatherhood. Michaels was born and raised in Boston, where he lives today with his wife and young son. A dedicated musician, Michaels spent many years in the music industry before making the leap to an NPR Featured author and blogger.

In the early 2000s Michaels was a touring musician, opening for artists like Nellie Furtado, Sister Hazel, and Dennis Quaid (yes, the actor) when he suddenly lost his position with his band. Undeterred, Michaels formed his own band, and rose to national success in his own right, landing songs on several major TV shows, including MTV’s The Real World, Teen Mom, and The T.O. show on VH1. He has appeared on numerous morning radio and TV shows, including CNN Radio, NPR, KFOG 104.5FM in San Francisco, and Good Morning San Diego. This period of his life lent value to his writing career, providing fodder for travel articles and planting the seed for his first book, Please Hug Me – I’ve Been Delayed: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need to Survive the Not-so-Friendly Skies (Greenleaf Book Group).

Heartfelt, humorous advice hits home with air travelers

Michaels’s debut title was inspired by the desire to offer advice, and an understanding of the frustrations of traveling and touring Jeff was so familiar with. The book became a hit with airport-dwellers nationwide and was a featured title at Hudson News and Pacific Gateway airport retailers and voted a “Top 12 book to Chill Out To” by MORE Magazine for Women. The second book in the series quickly followed, Please Hug Me—I’m an Office Monkey: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need to Survive Life in a Cubicle. Michaels hopes the heart felt humor coupled with advice derived from his own experiences would help readers through the trying situations in their lives. Reviews and readers have deemed Michaels books to be full of witty, heartfelt humor aimed at improving the lives of those who choose to read them. These are description he is more than pleased with. He is currently working on his Christmas memoir, born of the need to create new traditions for his son around a holiday he previously despised.

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