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Greg White
Author, blogger, television writer, world traveler, and inveterate bon vivant Greg White is also a former sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, now battling it out on the blogosphere at and
Superstar chef David Bouley calls him the James Bond of food writers.

He is a bi-coastal, polo-playing, sixth-generation Texan with a voracious appetite for life. He also regularly contributes to The Good Men Project.

His new memoir, The Pink Marine, chronicles his time in pre-DADT Marine Corps boot camp. He served six years in the Marines, achieving the rank of sergeant. Truly a glutton for punishment, he went on to complete Officer Candidate School over the course of two summers after boot camp—effectively completing basic training three times. His book is optioned for a TV series.

He has a long history in film and television production. His writing credits include HBO’s Dream On, Norman Lear’s The Powers That Be and 704 Hauser, Fox’s Life With Louie, Sony’s animated series Jumanji, and Disney’s Social Studies.

He competed on Mark Burnett’s new TV show On The Menu (aired 10/3). He has several other film and TV writing projects in development, both in front of and behind the camera. He is not a doctor, but played one on Another World, and he appeared in The Young and the Restless.

Entries by Greg White

Employment Tools: Twitter Is a Hungry Bird

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 1:00 PM

I got turned down for a job for not having enough Twitter followers.

When did invisible social media become the indivisible job deciderer? I thought a resume, experience and references made me an attractive candidate. I had no idea that my popularity in the ethosphere impacted how...

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Happy Birthday: Everyone Old Is Young Again

(18) Comments | Posted July 18, 2015 | 7:19 AM


It's my birthday.

How old am I? great-grandmother won her husband in a jumping contest. It was about 1870, she was 15, maybe not ready to wed; but the civil war had wiped out most of the eligible men in her...

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A Man for All Seasons Except Allergy Season

(2) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 1:44 PM

I'm suffering from allergies. I know it's not a cold because I'm somewhat of a professional googler.

I can't be sick right now. I got an offer from a publisher on my memoir, The Pink Marine (about my time in U.S Marine boot camp, pre-DADT). I have to fly...

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Men in Skirts

(2) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 3:05 PM

It seems to me that men should wear skirts and women wear slacks.

When I enlisted in the Marine Corps, I was thrown boxer shorts at uniform issue. I almost handed them back and asked for briefs. I'd never even held boxers, much less worn them. Boxers made no...

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Mardi Gras: Ride on a Float

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 10:11 AM


I rode on a float in a Mardi Gras parade last year. Lots of my firsts happened in New Orleans. I took a streetcar to school, met my lifelong best friend, joined the Marine Corps.

I ate my first oyster in New Orleans....

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Choosing China Patterns With Tim Cook

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 11:28 AM

When I heard that Apple CEO Tim Cook came out, my first thought was, "Is he single?"

I'd like to set him up with my friend Sean. Tim's perfect. He's obviously brave; but look behind the silver fox. I see a man that can figure out gadgets. I have...

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Facebook Is 'Like' My Pet Monkey

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 2:32 PM


I had a pet monkey. It was awesome. Sometimes. He was wild. He was a lot of responsibility. He was like... Facebook.

Like Facebook, he flung poo randomly. He masturbated all the time. All. The. Time. From my perspective, he was whittling...

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Fifty Shades of Penises

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 3:15 PM

WARNING: This post contains sexually explicit language. Please read on at your own discretion.

Are you a man? Let's hope the first penis you saw was your own. Are you a woman? I bet you remember your first.

That becomes your watermark -- your point of reference for every other...

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Top 9 Signs You're at a Gay Wedding

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 6:25 PM

It's wedding season! Time to roll the dice down the aisle. Will this be the couple that lasts longer than a pair of TOMS shoes? Are the guests all in TOMS shoes? Are they mostly named Tom? Then you might be at a gay wedding.

Take a gander:


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The Bounds of Independence

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 1:44 PM

Our society is disconnected. Is that the independence our founding forefather's sought? Was the goal to reject the monarchy so we could all wear a crown in our own home? I'm seeking my own independence, from devices that keep me connected to society.

Simplification is a struggle. The Pilgrims...

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UnCabaret: USMC, Balls to the Wall Comedy

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 5:09 PM

As a comedy writer, I usually perform my material from behind my keyboard, safe from the line of fire of a live audience. I respect standup comedians for their talent and bravery. They go onstage and bare secret thoughts. They volunteer their lives as fodder for people to laugh at.

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Once a Marine... Now a Spartan

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 3:45 PM

It's good to be alive.

Recently, as I boarded a bus in Malibu to compete in one of those Spartan Races, memories of arriving at Parris Island to join the Marine Corps popped into my head. The Spartan Race is as challenging as any USMC event.

When I joined...

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Common Indecency: Bathroom Etiquette

(4) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 2:12 PM

People that don't follow bathroom rules have got to go.

I don't want to know what you do in there as much as I don't want you to know what I do in there. I'm sure you text in there because I text in there -- it should be uninterrupted...

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I Can't Afford Myself, Much Less Kids

(8) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 1:33 PM

Panic sets in, and I mutter, "Thank god I don't have kids," as I dig around for my lost dry cleaning ticket.

The day I watched friends ship their teens off to college, it hit me that being gay isn't a choice for me but a necessity. Every time...

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Master Chef Wants You: Is Your Mise en Place in Place?

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 10:52 AM

Cooking in front of an audience is like putting yourself in a pressure cooker. Master Chef on FOX is gearing up for is fifth season with open-call auditions for contestants.

Master Chef is not Top Chef or Iron Chef. I love to watch trained pros on both of those shows...

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We're All Cheerleaders

(5) Comments | Posted August 18, 2013 | 6:17 PM

It's my sobriety birthday and the day Lindsay Lohan sits down on national TV with Saint Oprah to talk about her struggle to stay sober.

One of the reasons I don't pop out of a cake celebrating this day is that I run the risk, like every other addict,...

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My Piece in the Middle East

(21) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 3:08 PM

No one told me that the Dead Sea sparkles. And I almost didn't see it.


Wanderlust struck me, so I spun the globe and threw a dart at a dream destination. Istanbul was rioting and Prague was flooded, so I headed to a more peaceful...

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Someday Your Princely Hotel Will Come!

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 8:40 AM

Once upon a time, what you saw was what you got. Now the powerful Internet rules along with her evil stepsister Photoshop, in a land where we can find whatever we need and look however we want.

TripAdvisor is to finding hotels online what is to finding mates. From...

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Water, Water Everywhere and Not A Drop Safe To Drink

(1) Comments | Posted May 26, 2013 | 11:52 AM

I love flying Air Canada because the pilots swoop down like returning geese when they land in Montreal. As we soar past the St. Lawrence River, my stomach skips a beat from the quick descent. When I landed last night, I noticed the runway was wet. It had either rained,...

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Hinoki & The Bird: Didn't Fly for Me

(2) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 8:46 AM

We eat with our eyes first. Before I went to Chef David Myers' new Century City swankery, Hinoki & The Bird, I read online reviews as my amuse bouche.

I respect my friend Jay Weston's great taste, and devoured every word of his delicious-sounding HuffPost review of Hinoki....

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