Susan Orlean is a staff writer for The New Yorker and has also written for Outside, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Vogue. She graduated from the University of Michigan and worked as a reporter in Portland, Oregon, and Boston, Massachusetts. <p> Orlean is the author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend. <p> She now lives in New York City and can be reached via the internet at www.susanorlean.com <p> (Bowker Author Biography)