Faille attended Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. in the late 1970s, and in the course of an extra-credit project with instructor Lee Miringoff he ended up witnessing the start of something big, the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.
He spent the early 1980s in Springfield, MA at Western New England College, School of Law.
Then it was on to Bridgeport, CT, where he practiced law and attempted to mount a political career.
He has been writing full time since the failure of both of those efforts. He was for a time the managing editor of The Pragmatist, a magazine of political ideas.
Faille has played a small part in expanding the scope of first amendment protection in the 'commercial speech' realm. An article of his on this subject is favorably cited by Associated Justice Clarence Thomas in Thomas' concurring opinion in the a landmark precedent in the field, 44 Liquormart v. Rhode Island (1996).