Steve Altes

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Steve Altes (born November 13, 1962) is an American rocket engineer and writer, best known for his humorous essays. His specialty is getting hired into unusual occupations and writing funny accounts of his misadventures. Some escapades he has written about include working as a hand model, a stand-in for Brad Pitt, a trainer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, answering phones for President-elect Bill Clinton, and applying to the Central Intelligence Agency. His essays have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Phoenix, National Lampoon, Technology Review, The Ottawa Citizen, Penthouse, Funny Times, The Syracuse Herald-Journal, Fairfield County Weekly, and He has been a commentator for NPR's All Things Considered and is a member of Us Weekly's fashion police. Altes also works as a humorous speaker and a print model. In the late 1990s his face appeared on the box of Just for Men Sandy Blond haircolor. In 2004, he competed on the first season of the TV series Extreme Dodgeball, playing for the undefeated league champions, the Certified Public Assassins.
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