Chris Lehmann, like many a son of the benighted de-industrialized Midwest, has cobbled together a living as a casualized knowledge worker. He is employed, ever precariously, as an editor for Yahoo! News, BookForum and the Baffler, while dissecting the excesses of his social betters on a still-more marginal moonlighting basis for The Awl.com. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Ana Marie Cox, and a quartet of excellent pets. His book, "Rich People Things" can be ordered exclusively at OR Books.