Tad Friend is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he writes the magazine's "Letter from California." Prior to that, he wrote regularly for Outside, New York, and Esquire, and wrote travel stories from all seven continents. He plays golf and squash and watches a lot of television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Amanda Hesser, and their children, Walker and Addie. CHEERFUL MONEY (Little, Brown and Company / September 2009) is his first book.
Deborah Copaken Kogan is the author of Shutterbabe, the bestselling memoir of her years as a war photographer; the novel BETWEEN HERE AND APRIL, an Elle Reader’s Prize finalist; and Hell is Other Parents, a forthcoming book of humorous essays. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Paris Match, Newsweek, Time, Elle, Géo, L’Express, and PHOTO, and on ABC News, Dateline NBC, and CNN. She lives in New York with her husband and three children.
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