Richard Morgan is the author of the memoir Born in Bedlam and a freelance writer for The New YorkerThe New York Times, New York magazine, The Washington PostFortune, PlayboyThe EconomistThe Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, The Awl, ESPN The Magazine, Slate, Wired, and others. His assignments have sent him to the Alaskan Arctic, the Peruvian rain forest, the Turkish countryside, and Brooklyn.

Before journalism, he was a missionary in China, a ranch hand in Colorado, and a hitchhiker in Costa Rica.

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