Drum, David 1945-

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Drum, David 1945-


Born January 13, 1945, in Wichita, KS; son of Joe Nathan (a test pilot) and Winona Elna Drum. Education: Brevard College, A.A.; University of California, Riverside, B.A.; University of Iowa, M.F.A.


Office—P.O. Box 41053, Los Angeles, CA 90041. E-mail—[email protected]


Freelance writer, 1978—. Burning Books Press, creator of hand-cut, individually assembled art books; worked as general assignment reporter for a daily newspaper, an advertising and public relations copywriter, a correspondent, and a speechwriter. Exhibitions: Work exhibited at Wexford Artist's Book Exhibitions, Wexford, Ireland, 1995-98, 2000; books also part of private collections such as Museum of Modern Art, Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami Beach, FL, and libraries of Temple University, Brown University, University of California, Santa Barbara, and other institutions. Active in local political campaigns.


Independent Writers of Southern California (president, 1993-95).


Making the Chemotherapy Decision, Lowell House (Los Angeles, CA), 1996.

The Chronic Pain Management Sourcebook, Lowell House (Los Angeles, CA), 1999.

Alternative Therapies for Managing Diabetes, Contemporary Books (Chicago, IL), 2002.

(With Scott Goodwin and Michael Broder) What Your Doctor Might Not Tell You about Uterine Fibroids, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2003.

(With Allen Hassan) Failure to Atone: Memoirs of a Jungle Surgeon in Vietnam, Failure to Atone Press (Sacramento, CA), 2006.

(With Terry Zierenberg) The Type 2 Diabetes Sourcebook, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 2006.

Contributor to reference books. Author of more than 1,000 articles, speeches, and other materials, including contributions to such periodicals as San Francisco Chronicle, Variety, Sunset, USA Today, New West, Men's Health, Farm Journal, California Business, Electronic Media, and Advertising Age.