About the Author
CHARLES MICHENER is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Time, New York, and the New York Observer. Currently senior editor at the New Yorker, he lives in New York City.
VERLYN KLINKENBORG is an essayist and the author of three nonfiction books. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Discover magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and Doubletake. He serves on the editorial board of the New York Times and lives in upstate New York.