Kurt Andersen is author of Heyday and Turn of the Century, and frequently writes for "New York "and "Vanity Fair." He is host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Studio 360. In 2006, he founded Very Short List, an e-mail service for connoisseurs of culture who would never call themselves "connoisseurs." He was co-founder of "Spy magazine," and has been a columnist and critic for "The New Yorker "and "Time." Andersen lives with his wife and daughters in Brooklyn.