Jack Hitt is the author of Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character, and a contributing editor to The New York Times Magazine,Harper’s, and public radio’s This American Life. He also writes for Rolling Stone, GQ, Wired, and Garden & Gun. He has won the Peabody Award, as well as the Livingston and Pope Foundation Awards. His stories can be heard on This American Life’s greatest-hits CD, Lies, Sissies & Fiascoes, and The Best Crimes and Misdemeanors: Stories From the Moth. He is the author of a solo theater performance, Making Up the Truth.