David Meyer was born in Gainsville, Georgia. His is the author of the acclaimed, definitive biography of country rocker Gram Parsons: Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and his Cosmic American Music, which was named one of the five best books of the year by Rolling Stone, and named Book of the Year by the UK's Uncut magazine. He has written on film and music for Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Wired and The Rocket. He teaches in cinema studies at the New School and is the film editor for the arts monthly Brooklyn Rail. He lives in New York City .