Robert Kurson earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, then a law degree from Harvard Law School. His award-winning stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and Esquire, where he is a contributing editor. He is the author of Crashing Through and Shadow Divers. Crashing Through is based on Kurson’s 2006 National Magazine Award-winning profile in Esquire. He lives in Chicago. Visit the author’s website at www.robertkurson.com.