Joshuah Bearman once wrote 8,000 words about the metaphysics of Ms. Pac Man, compiled an entire volume of writing on the Yeti, and has spent a lot of time with real life superheroes, international cat burglars, aspiring Fabios, and the lone survivor of the Heaven's Gate cult. He has written for Rolling Stone, Wired, the New York Times Magazine, McSweeney's, The Believer, and is a contributor to This American Life. He is working on a memoir, called St. Croix.
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