MARK JACOBSON is a longtime journalist. He has written for a wide variety of magazines over the past forty years, during which time he has been employed by New York magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, the Village Voice, National Geographic, and many others. His magazine work served as the basis for the film American Gangster and the TV show Taxi. His most recent book is The Lampshade, the story of a strange and unsettling object found in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He was born and continues to live in New York City.
- The Best American Essays 2015 (p. 221). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.