A former special assistant to President Bush for economic speechwriting (2001-2002), Frum's last two books were New York Times bestsellers. The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush was released in January 2003, and An End To Evil: What's Next in the War on Terror (coauthored with AEI scholar Richard Perle) was released in 2004. Frum is also a contributing editor to National Review, and writes a daily column for the magazine's online edition. In his latest book, Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again (Doubleday, 2008), Frum analyzes why a generation of young people has turned its back on the Republican party, why Republicans can no longer win elections on taxes, guns, and promises to restore traditional values, and what new approach is needed to regain lost ground.
Frum was born in Toronto, Canada in 1960. He received a simultaneous BA and MA in history from Yale in 1982. He was appointed a visiting lecturer in history at Yale in 1986; in 1987, he graduated cum laude from the Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Federalist Society.
Frum was an editor on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal from 1989 until 1992. In 1992-1994, Frum wrote the law column at Forbes magazine. Between 1994 and 2001, Frum was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research.
Frum lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, journalist and novelist Danielle Crittenden Frum, and their three children.