Chuck Klosterman is the author of six nonfiction books (including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and I Wear the Black Hat) and two novels (Downtown Owl and The Visible Man), all of which have been bestselling. He's contributed to publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, Esquire, Spin, The Guardian, The Believer, Billboard, and The A.V. Club. Club, as well as ESPN. Klosterman worked for three years as The Ethicist for The New York Times Magazine, participated in the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits as himself, and co-founded Grantland with Bill Simmons. He is a native of North Dakota, and he and his wife, Entertainment Weekly TV reviewer Melissa Maerz, currently reside in Brooklyn.