About the Author
SUZANNAH LESSARD was a staff writer at The New Yorker for twenty years, and her work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harvard Design and The Washington Monthly, of which she is a founding editor. She has received the Whiting award, the Jenny Moore Fellowship at George Washington University, the Anthony Lukas Work-in-progress Award, and a Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars In Washington. She teaches non-fiction writing in the MFA Programs at The New School in new York, Goucher College in Baltimore and and Queens University in Charlotte. She lives in New York City with her partner Noel Brennan.