About the Author
Mimi Swartz was an editor at Texas Monthly for 13 years and won a National Magazine Award in the public interest category in 1996. She has been a staff writer for The New Yorker and Talk, and has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Esquire. She is the author, with Sherron Watkins, of Power Failure: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron. She lives in Houston with her husband and son.