Jake Halpern is an author, journalist, and radio producer. His books include Braving Home (2003), Fame Junkies (2007), and a fantasy novel entitled Dormia (2009). As a journalist, Jake has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, Smithsonian, New York Magazine, and other publications. In the realm of radio, Jake is a contributor to NPR's All Things Considered and This American Life. He is a fellow of Morse College at Yale University, where he teaches a class on journalism.