Chuck Klosterman is the bestselling author of six nonfiction books (most notably Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and I Wear the Black Hat) and two novels (Downtown Owl and The Visible Man). He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, Esquire, Spin, The Guardian, The Believer, Billboard, The A.V. Club, and ESPN. Klosterman served as The Ethicist for The New York Times Magazine for three years; appeared as himself in the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits; and was an original founder of the web site Grantland with Bill Simmons. He is a native of North Dakota and currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Entertainment Weekly TV critic Melissa Maerz.