Scott Simon is the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. He has reported stories from all fifty states and every continent, and has won every major award in broadcasting. He is the author of the memoir Home and Away, Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball, and the novels Windy City and Pretty Birds. He lives with his wife, Caroline, and their daughters, Elise and Lina.

The author of Windy City, the bestselling satirical novel about Chicago politics, on why Blagojevich’s wiseguy politician’s linguistics might just save him from prosecution. Plus: An excerpt from the book.