You may know him for his role for producing Chicago Underground Comedy, or perhaps for his much-beloved riff on the best dinosaur. Either way, Chicago comedian Dan Telfer is a funny, funny man who's not afraid to take risks. "If I'm the last one performing I will sometimes dig a hole for myself just to have fun digging out," he says.
A baseball story about much more than baseball, Chad Harbach’s long-time-in-the-making novel The Art of Fielding weaves together love stories, academic life and vivid characters to create a book that’s lovely and readable for anyone who just loves good fiction.
If you're of the female persuasion, you've probably had an intense, toxic friendship at some point in your life. Lauren Fox’s novel, Friends Like Us, tackles the heartbreak and agony of a close friendship gone confoundingly awry.
Maureen “Mo” Ryan, is one of the country’s top TV critics, best known perhaps for her work at the Chicago Tribune. While there, she championed shows likeLostandBattlestar Galacticathat eventually became huge hits.
John DeVore is a blogger, humorist and media whore who lives in LA working on comedy-type web work. He was one of the original launch editors for Maxim magazine’s website as well as the lead writer for Comedycentral.com and Jokes.com.
Doonan is a wonderfully clever and irreverent man who delights as a fashion commentator, columnist and creative ambassador for Barneys New York. He’s also the author of several books, most recently Gay Men Don't Get Fat.