Gregory has been a freelance writer for the better part of a decade, during which he wrote two books. The Coffee Book: Anatomy of an Industry from Crop to the Last Drop, (co-authored with Nina Luttinger) was published in 1999 by The New Press. The Coffee Book was well received by both the coffee industry and the reading public, and garnered numerous excellent reviews from such voices as the Economist magazine, the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, New York Newsday, Toronto Globe and Mail, Baltimore Sun, and the New York Times, which excerpted the book. The book is now in its second printing, with a Swedish version recently published and Spanish and Japanese translations on their way.
Window Seat: Reading the Landscape from the Air was published by Chronicle Books in 2004. The book went into its fourth printing and sold 20,000 copies within six months of publication. It was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the National Post of Canada, Knight-Ridder, and in the New York Times Review of Books. Window Seat was also featured in Travel + Leisure, Men’s Journal, and numerous in-flight magazines.
Gregory has written for numerous publications including the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, Salon, Travel + Leisure, Decanter, HotWired, New York Magazine, Mother Jones, Gastronomica, and others. He is a contributing editor at Other Magazine and writes a biweekly column for SFGate, the online edition of the San Francisco Chronicle.