Phillip Lopate

Phillip Lopate is the author of Getting Personal (Basic), Against Joie de Vivre (Simon & Schuster), Portrait of My Body (Doubleday), and Bachelorhood (Little, Brown), as well as the compilation The Art of the Personal Essay (Doubleday). Waterfront: A Tour Around Manhattan (Crown) is one of his other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches writing at Columbia University.