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Ben Yagoda

Ben Yagoda is a journalism professor at the University of Delaware. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of twelve books, including About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made ; How to Not Write Bad ; Memoir: A History ; and Will Rogers: A Biography . He contributes to The Chronicle of Higher Education 's "Lingua Franca" blog and has written for Slate , The New York Times Magazine , Esquire , and The American Scholar , among other publications. Yagoda lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania,...See more