Kurt Andersen is the author of True Believers and the critically acclaimed bestsellers Heyday and Turn of the Century, as well as Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America. He is also host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Studio 360, editor-at-large for Random House, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and writes for film, television and the stage.

A Vietnam vet with a wicked sense of humor till the day he died of cancer last December, my friend Bob Nylen wrote a memoir, just published posthumously, that will blow your mind.