RANDY COHEN writes the weekly column "The Ethicist" for the New York Times Magazine, which appears under the title "Everyday Ethics" in newspapers nationwide. The author of Diary of a Flying Man, a collection of short stories, and Modest Proposals, a collection of letters, he has also won four Emmy awards, three as a writer for Late Night with David Letterman. Cohen was the original head writer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show and is a frequent guest on Good Morning America. His work has appeared in Slate magazine, The New Yorker, the Washington Post, and other publications. He lives in New York City.