Michael Pollan is a contributing writer for "The New York Times Magazine" as well as a contributing editor at "Harper's" magazine. He is the author of two prizewinning books: "Second Nature: A Gardener's Education" & "A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder". Pollan lives in Connecticut with his wife & son.
Maira Kalman is the acclaimed author and illustrator of many books, including Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey; Next Stop Grand Central; and Ooh La La, Max in Love. Her work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Mademoiselle, and The New York Times. She is working on another picture book starring Pete the dog.