Lin Farley is a wordsmith and a former feature writer with the Associated Press in New York City, her longtime home. In 1980 she published Sexual Shakedown: the Sexual Harasment of Women on the Job which introduced the phrase sexual harassment into the lexicon. Sexual Shakedown was hailed as the best piece of investigative reporting in a decade. She lived in China for several years and wrote for The Free China Journal, a state owned newspaper in Taipei which is where she became a committed champion of a free press. Lin has a Ph.d in Eastern and Western Psychology, is a practicing buddhist and a longtime progressive. She is also the doting companion of a bad-boy kitty and now has custody of her Mom's Benji-like wheaten terrier. Lin is at work on a memoir about her Mom who along with her Dad were shop stewards in their respective unions. Lin is a proud member of the working class.