Alex Prud'homme writes about compelling ideas and trends that bear significance beyond their moment. In his latest work, he takes on the looming problem of freshwater scarcity, a disturbing phenomenon that affects the lives of millions of people around the world. Other era-defining topics he has tackled include a blueprint for national security in the post 9/11 world: FOREWARNED: Why the Government is Failing to Protect Us? and What We Must Do to Protect Ourselves with Michael Cherkasky. He also wrote The Cell Game about biotech, cancer drugs, and white collar crime focusing on the ImClone scandal, which sent Martha Stewart to jail. Departing from his usual hard-edged topics, Alex co-wrote the memoirs of his great-aunt, Julia Child, My Life in France, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller and became the basis for the 2009 film Julie & Julia.
His journalism has appeared in many venues, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Talk, Vanity Fair, and People.