"Spencer worked for Frank Casey in the Warner Bros. publicity office while attending the University of Chicago. He left University to travel throughout Asia—teaching ESL and working for Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India. Spencer was a full-time comedy writer and filmmaker when his mother, a clinical psychotherapist, sparked his interest in cognitive psychology, which led to the publication of his hit book 'The Brain Mechanic' by Chicken Soup for the Soul' publisher HCI Books, Inc. In 2020, Spencer formed Brain Mechanic Films to produce the feature-length movie version of the book. He also teaches and consults for individuals and corporations, as well as lectures at New York University, in the NYU Center for Global Affairs."