Mike Rose, a professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, is the author of "Lives on the Boundary", "The Mind at Work", and "Possible Lives". Among his many awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship. the Grawemeyer Award in Education, and the Commonwealth Club of California award for Literary Excellence in Nonfiction. He lives in Santa Monica.

You can visit his blog at: http://mikerosebooks.blogspot.com/