Manny Howard

Manny Howard is the author of My Empire of Dirt: How One Man Turned His Big-City Backyard into a Farm. He has written for New York magazine, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Esquire, Harper's Magazine, Gourmet, and Food & Wine, among other publications. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, two children, and a dwindling number of farm animals.

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