Jon Mooallem is a longtime writer for The New York Times Magazine and a contributor to lots of other magazines and podcasts, including This American Life, The Daily, 99% Invisible and Wired. Serious Face is his third book. His previous book This is Chance! was named a best book of 2020 by BuzzFeed, Amazon and The Marginalian and is currently being adapted into a film by writer-director Ol Parker. His first book, Wild Ones, was chosen as a best book of 2013 by The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, and Canada’s National Post, among others. Jon performs regularly at Pop-Up Magazine and occasionally collaborates on live storytelling and music projects with members of the Decemberists. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his family.
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