Barry Yourgrau, author, journalist, and actor, was born in South Africa. He co-wrote and stars in the film, The Sadness of Sex, which was based on his book by the same name. His fiction has been anthologized and appeared many newspapers and magazines, and he has written for The New York Times and Spin among others. He is the author of two previous story collections, A Man Jumps Out of An Airplane, and Wearing Dad's Head. He lives high up in an old skyscraper in New York, with a strange nostalgia for days in L.A.