Richard Goodman is the author of French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France. His other books are The Soul of Creative Writing, A New York Memoir and The Bicycle Diaries: One New Yorker's Journey Through 9-11. He has written for The New York Times, Harvard Review, Creative Nonfiction, Vanity Fair, Ascent and the Michigan Quarterly Review. Richard is an associate professor of creative nonfiction writing at the University of New Orleans. Check out his blog.