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Robert Wilder was born on Long Island but raised with his three brothers in Westport, Connecticut, a country block away from Martha Stewart. He has worked as a gas station attendant, dishwasher, factory worker, landscape grunt, grass cutter, lackey, busboy, waiter, concession stand clerk, housepainter, soccer camp director, dog show researcher, fundraiser, and advertising executive. He now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, artist Lala Carroll, and their two children, Poppy, and London.
Wilder is a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, New Mexico State University (M.A.), and Wesleyan University (B.A.). He has published fiction and nonfiction in Parenting, Salon, Creative Nonfiction, The Greensboro Review, The Colorado Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and elsewhere. He has been a commentator for NPR's Morning Edition, The Big Show with Honey Harris on KBAC FM in Santa Fe and Back Roads Radio. His fiction and essays have been nominated for numerous awards including The Pushcart Prize. His column, Daddy Needs a Drink, is published monthly in the Santa Fe Reporter. He is the former director of the Southwest Literary Center of Recursos de Santa Fe which includes the Writers Reading Series and the Santa Fe Writers Conference. Daddy Needs a Drink is his first book.