Douglas Coupland was born December 30, 1961 on a Canadian military base in Baden-Soellingen, Germany. He attended Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver in 1984 and he completed a two-year course in Japanese business science in Hawaii in 1986. His career has consisted of writing, sculpting, and editing and he also hosted The Search for Generation X, a PBS documentary, 1991. His work includes Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, Shampoo Planet, Life after God, and Polaroids from the Dead. He has also contributed articles to periodicals, including The New Republic, The New York Times, Wired, and Saturday Night.