Michael Maslin was born and raised in New Jersey. He has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1977. Simon & Schuster published four of his collections, including The More the Merrier, and The Gang's all Here! His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Mother Jones, Harper's, Playboy, The Harvard Business Review, and The New York Times. His most recent book, Cartoon Marriage, was co-authored with his wife and New Yorker colleague, Liza Donnelly. His personal site is here.