David Owen has been a staff writer for The New Yorker for twenty years. He has written more than a dozen books, including Green Metropolis, which grew out of a 2004 essay in which he made a case that the greenest place in the United States is New York City. His other titles include High School (about a semester he spent posing as a high school student), None of the Above (an exposé of the standardized-testing industry), The Man Who Invented Saturday Morning (a collection of essays), and My Usual Game (about golf). Prior to his position at The New Yorker, Owen was a contributing editor of The Atlantic and a senior writer for Harper’s Magazine. He is also a contributing editor of Golf Digest.