Josh Karp is a Chicago-based journalist and author. His work has appeared in Salon, The Atlantic Monthly Online, Premiere, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun-Times, and other publications. His most recent book is Straight Down the Middle: Shivas Irons, Bagger Vance, and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Golf Swing. He is also the author of A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever.