Phillip Lopate is an acclaimed novelist, essayist, critic, poet, and editor. He is the author of Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan (2004), as well as the essay collections Against Joie de Vivre, Bachelorhood, Being with Children, Portrait of My Body, and Totally, Tenderly, Tragically. He is the editor of The Art of the Personal Essay, and the Library of America’s Writing New York. Two Marriages is his first book-length fiction since The Rug Merchant (1987). He lives in Brooklyn, New York.