Richard Goodman is married, lives in New York City, and teaches at a private school there. He graduated from University of Michigan in 1967. He won a Hopwood Award there in 1966. His essay here is a chapter from a book he was writing for Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, who also published his first book, French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France. He has also written articles and reviews for The New York Times; and has appeared in Vanity Fair, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Newsday.
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