David Barringer, a writer and designer, has published four collections of short fiction and a book-length essay, "American Mutt Barks in the Yard," in Emigre 68. As a freelance journalist, he has written for Playboy, Details, and the American Bar Association Journal. His most recent book, Johnny Red, will be published by Word Riot Press in October 2005.
Bob Batchelor is a professor of Public Relations in the School of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida. He is the author of The 1900s: American Popular Culture Through History and Kotex, Kleenex, Huggies: Kimberly-Clark And The Consumer Revolution In American Business. He is also the editor of the forthcoming Literary Cash: Writings Inspired by the Legendary Johnny Cash, which will be published by Benbella books in January 2007.
Sam Beard is the founder and president of Economic Security 2000, a project of the nonprofit National Development Council, of which he is chairman. He is also the author of Restoring Hope in America: The Social Security Problem.