Mark Caro is author of The Foie Gras Wars, winner of the 2009 Great Lakes Book Award for general nonfiction, and co-author of Behind the Laughter: A Comedian's Tale of Tragedy and Hope (with Anthony Griffith and Brigitte Travis-Griffin) and Take It To the Bridge: Unlocking the Great Songs Inside You (with Steve Dawson). For more than 25 years, Mark covered film, food, music, murder trials and global cities for the Chicago Tribune and also has written for the New York Times, Chicago magazine and other outlets. He created the popular "Is It Still Funny?" film series in Chicago, has hosted on WGN Radio and in the summer of 2019 launched an on-stage interview series, "Mark Caro's Talking in Space." Mark lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two daughters.