Robert Sabbag

photo by David du Busc

"This guy Sabbag is a whip-song writer."
--Hunter S. Thompson


Robert Sabbag is the bestselling author of the cocaine classic Snowblind and other works of nonfiction. His most recent book is the memoir Down Around Midnight.

His journalism appears in numerous magazines, among them Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, Playboy, New York, The New York Times Magazine and The Los Angeles Times Magazine.

He is cowriter of the film Witness Protection. Based on his New York Times Magazine cover story, "The Invisible Family," it was nominated for two Golden Globe awards, including Best Picture.

The son of a career naval officer, a graduate of the Boston Latin School and Georgetown University, Sabbag began his writing career working as a general assignment reporter on newspapers in Washington and Boston.

He is a member of the Authors Guild and the Writers Guild of America.

He is represented by the William Morris Agency.

"One of the best books about drugs ever written."
--Robert Stone
"A compelling biography."
--Library Journal
"A compelling mix of reporting and memoir... [it] packs an emotional wallop."
-- Publishers Weekly