Michael Stein is the author of six novels, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics award. IN THE AGE OF LOVE was a National Booksense/Indie Reader's Choice selection. His first book of non-fiction, THE LONELY PATIENT: HOW WE EXPERIENCE ILLNESS won the 2007 Christopher Award. called his second non-fiction book, THE ADDICT: ONE PATIENT, ONE DOCTOR, ONE YEAR (2009), "idiosyncratic, gripping, and illuminating." He teaches at Brown University where he directs a large research lab studying risk-taking behaviors and health behavior change.