About

Andrew Cotto is the award-winning author of three novels and a regular contributor to The New York Times. Andrew has also written for Parade, Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, Italy magazine, Maxim, and more. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Blog: Our Italian Year

Cucina Tipica – An Italian Adventure

Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure is the story of Jacoby Pines, a disheartened American who arrives in Italy on holiday

Outerborough Blues

OUTERBOROUGH BLUES: A BROOKLYN MYSTERY is an unconventional noir that takes place on the dawn of urban gentrification. Lyrical, atmospheric

The Domino Effect

THE DOMINO EFFECT is award-winning story of Danny Rorro, a charismatic kid from Queens poisoned by the past. A series of painful

Sahadi’s Offers a World of Things That Can Be Put in a Jar

By Saturday, May 7th, 2016 no comments Permalink

It was a blustery spring Saturday in Brooklyn Heights, and the customers shopping at Sahadi’s Importing Company on Atlantic Avenue had their heads covered — hijabs, snapbacks, church derbies, pork pies, bandannas, kufi skull caps — and their hands full of products, samples and numbered tickets. The tickets are needed to keep order and flow…

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How Steph Curry Ruined My Son’s 4th Grade Basketball Team

By Thursday, March 24th, 2016 no comments Permalink

This article originally appeared in Men’s Journal Almost all of the players I coach on my kid’s elementary school basketball team share two notable characteristics: they worship Golden State’s Steph Curry, and they all think nothing of heaving 30-foot jumpers in any game situation. They toss them up with a teammate open under the basket;…

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This Easter, Dine Like a Roman

By Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 no comments Permalink

The Italians do Easter very, very well, especially in Rome, where tradition is held close, from week-long processions to the scent of freshly baked Easter breads wafting through the streets. This makes perfect sense considering their whole history with the holiday — and the fact that the home of the Catholic Church happens to be housed within…

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Proof You Can Change Your Body in Three Weeks

By Monday, March 21st, 2016 no comments Permalink

Editor’s Note: To ensure our 21 Days to Total-Body Fitness plan was effective — and could actually better your health, performance, and body metrics within three weeks — we recruited 47-year-old Men’s Journal contributor Andrew Cotto to test drive it. He was instructed to follow the rules to the letter, but also not to hold…

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How Master Distiller Germán Gonzalez Drinks Tequila

By Thursday, February 25th, 2016 no comments Permalink

Germán Gonzalez’s mission is simple: To get Americans to drink better tequila. “My sense is that Americans are ready for a better product now, something that can be paired with Mexican food, sipped and enjoyed like wine or fine whiskey,” he says. He thinks he’s just the person to bring it. A descendant of the former president, General Manuel Gonzalez, Germán comes…

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