Scott Badler has been a newspaper reporter and a regular contributor to such publications as the Boston Globe, where many of his humor pieces appeared. In addition to having had published essays about the Kennedys, political history, and satire, he has written two non-fiction books: What’s So Funny About Looking for a Job? and Oh Brother, and Other Revelations on Family, Relatives, Pets, and Sex.He has taught Humor Writing courses at Harvard and Emerson College. A native Californian, he was born in Los Angeles but lived in the Greater Boston area for many years, some of them in the district where JFK won his first congressional seat in 1946. A graduate of San Francisco State University, and the holder of an M.Ed. degree from Cambridge College, he currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is his first novel.