Jon Reiner is the author of the memoir The Man Who Couldn’t Eat (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster), based on his James Beard Award-winning story in Esquire. His nonfiction has appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Daily Beast, Creative Nonfiction, Huffington Post, Graze, Slice, and on NPR, and his humor has been published by the New York Times, The Satirist, and Medium. He also co-wrote and directed the documentary film Tree Man, which was a selection of the Doc NYC, St. Lawrence, and World film festivals. He served as a communications executive for Sony, American Express, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and several global public relations and marketing agencies. He has taught at the University of Maryland and Rutgers University. He holds a BA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MA in English from the University of Maryland.