Daniel Nester is the author most recently of Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects (99: The Press 2015). His previous books include How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull, 2010), God Save My Queen I and II (Soft Skull, 2003 and 2004), and The Incredible Sestina Anthology (Write Bloody, 2014), which he edited. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Millions, Atlantic online, and The Daily Beast, and anthologized in Best American Poetry, Best Creative Nonfiction, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll, and Now Write! Nonfiction. An associate professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, he lives in Upstate New York with his wife and their two daughters. Find more at danielnester.com.