Illinois-born author, newspaper columnist, and television personality who appeared about CBS like a news flash correspondent and wrote for THE BRAND NEW York Times. His bestselling literary functions include Town Slickers as well as the Zucchini Plague and Additional Stories of Suburbia. He gained his M.A. in marketing communications from the University or college of Missouri. He was later on granted the Bronze Celebrity for his services in the Vietnam Battle. He started his profession in journalism by doing work for The Chicago Tribune. He and his wife Jody wedded in 1970 and experienced two kids: Willie and Libby. He and fellow journalist Kyung Lah both analyzed at the University or college of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.