David Goodwillie writes about books for the New York Times and the Daily Beast, and his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including New York, Popular Science, Men’s Health, Black Book, the New York Observer, and the New York Post. His novel American Subversive was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2010. He is also the author of the memoir Seemed like a Good Idea at the Time, for which he was named one of the “Best New Writers of 2006” by members of the PEN American Center. Goodwillie has played professional baseball, worked as a private investigator, and been an expert at Sotheby’s auction house. A graduate of Kenyon College, he lives in New York City.