For his college thesis, Laurence wrote a novel featuring a
speechwriter. One year later, in an example of life imitating art, he joined
the West Wing Writers team.
Previously, Laurence worked on the reelection campaigns of
Congressman Jim Himes and President Barack Obama. He learned how to edit copy
at Biteback Publishing, a London publishing house, and honed his fact-finding
skills as a research assistant to Thomas Docherty, a United Kingdom Member of
Laurence is a magna cum
laude graduate of Amherst College, where he majored with distinction in
Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought and served as head editor for the
political and humor publications on campus. At Amherst, Laurence won the
Kellogg Award and the Bancroft Prize in public speaking, and delivered the
Senior Assembly address.
Laurence grew up in Riverside, Connecticut. During that time,
he told most people he was from New York. Now, he lives in Brooklyn, New York, and tells most people he’s from Connecticut.