Jerry Stahl is author of the narcotic memoir classic Permanent Midnight; I, Fatty (film rights optioned by Johnny Depp); Perv—A Love Story and Plainclothes Naked. He has written extensively for film and television, and his much-anthologized fiction and journalism have appeared in Esquire, Details, Playboy, Black Book, LA Weekly, and Tin House. He lives in Los Angeles.

The author of Permanent Midnight and Bad Boys II favors stories of late-night ambulance drivers, Nazis, non-believer evangelists, and a convict in solitary confinement.