Mark F. Bernstein is a writer, historian, producer, cartoonist, and lawyer living in Philadelphia. He is the author of five books on politics and sports, contributor to numerous national magazines, co-producer of a feature-length documentary film on Ivy League football, and creator of the comic strip, "J.D.," which ran for more than a decade in San Francisco, New York, and in other legal papers around the country.
A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an editor of the law review, he has worked as a reporter for the Perryton Herald in Perryton, Texas, as a legislative aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York and then-Rep. Dick Durbin of Illinois, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Bailey Brown on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Memphis, Tennessee. Mark practiced law for six years before turning to writing full-time.
Mark is currently a senior writer for the Princeton Alumni Weekly. His articles have also appeared in The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Magazine, and Commonweal, among other places. The documentary film, "8:Ivy League Football & America," which Mark co-produced, has been broadcast on the New England Sports Network (NESN) and WHYY in Philadelphia. Starting this fall, it will be distributed to PBS affiliates nationwide by American Public Television.