JACK HITT is a contributing editor to the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and public radio’s This American Life. He also writes for Rolling Stone, GQ, Wired, and, of course, Garden & Gun. He has won the Peabody Award, as well as the Livingston and Pope Foundation Awards.
Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books On Sale: May 14, 2013 Price: $15.95
In Bunch of Amateurs, Jack Hitt draws an important look at amateurs and their pursuits—from a tattooed young woman in the Bay Area trying to splice a jellyfish’s glow-in-the-dark gene into common yogurt to a space fanatic on the brink of developing the next generation of telescopes from his mobile home.