About the Author
Michael Hemmingson is an independent scholar whose fieldwork in anthropology and communications centers on deviance in society and the edges of cultural exploration. His collection, Auto/ethnographies: Sex, Death, and Symbolic Interaction is published by The Borgo Press. Other academic books include Gordon Lish and His Influence on 20th Century Literature (Routledge) and Women in the Work and Life of Raymond Carver (McFarland). His articles and essays have appeared in Life Writing, Forum: Social Science Research, Journal of Sex Research, ZYZZYVA, and the San Diego Reader. He has published several novels and edited four anthologies, and his feature film, The Watermelon, was produced by LightSong Films in 2008. He lives in southern California.