Writer Eric Schlosser was born in Manhattan, New York on August 17, 1959. He received a bachelor's degree in American History from Princeton University and a graduate degree in British Imperial History from Oxford University. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Nation and The New Yorker. He has won numerous awards for his investigative journalism including the National Magazine Award and the Sidney Hillman Foundation award. His books include Fast Food Nation, which was adapted into a 2006 film; Reefer Madness; and the children's book Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food. He currenlty lives in California.