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Thomas Beller is the author of Seduction Theory, The Sleep-Over Artist, and How to be a Man. He cofounded and for twenty years edited the literary journal Open City. He has worked as a staff writer for The New Yorker and the Cambodia Daily, and contributes regularly to Travel + Leisure and The New Yorker’s Culture Desk. He is an associate professor at Tulane University and lives in New Orleans with his wife and two children.