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, Saveur, River Teeth, North American Review, Hippocampus, French Quarter Journal and the Michigan Quarterly Review. He co-edited The Gulf South: An Anthology of Environmental Writing.
He writes about living in rural Louisiana in a newsletter.