Jesse Aizenstat

Jesse Aizenstat sought his education far from his home waters of Southern California, including a stint in tribal Aboriginal Australia and an Armenia-to-Georgia hitchhiking saga worthy of its own book. At 26 years old, he has been published in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, The Surfer's Journal, and The Santa Barbara Independent. A midnight rambler and connoisseur of Kentucky bourbon, he is also a devotee of the outdoors and exploring the limits of personal power. He can often be found surfing the frigid, pre-dawn chaos from San Francisco through the Mexican borders.

Deviant Journalism: Surfing the Middle East (Part 2/6)

Jul 24, 2012

The following is the second of a six-part series of excerpts that Fair Observer will be featuring from Jesse Aizenstat's Surfing the Middle East: Deviant Journalism from the Lost Generation. Author's Note I’m still in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, and catch my first waves in the Middle East...

Deviant Journalism: Surfing the Middle East (Part 1/6)

Jul 18, 2012

The following is the first of a six-part series of excerpts that Fair Observer will be featuring from Jesse Aizenstat's Surfing the Middle East: Deviant Journalism from the Lost Generation. Author's Note Fresh off an El Al flight and a free Birthright trip, I arrive in Israel. With my surfboard...

Surfing the Middle East: The Trailer

Jul 17, 2012

The following is a trailer to a six-part series of excerpts that Fair Observer will be featuring from Jesse Aizenstat's Surfing the Middle East: Deviant Journalism from the Lost Generation.

Surfing the Middle East: Deviant Journalism From the Lost Generation

Jul 17, 2012

The following is an introduction to a six-part series of excerpts that Fair Observer will be featuring from Jesse Aizenstat's Surfing the Middle East: Deviant Journalism from the Lost Generation. Major in political science. Graduate with honors. Fail to find a job. Go surfing in the Middle East. In 2009,...