Bob Spitz is no stranger to the vagaries of popular culture. In his career as a music-business figure he has represented the careers of everyone from the Partridge Family to Bruce Springsteen and Elton John. His journalism has appeared in almost every major magazine and newspaper, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Life, Conde Nast Traveler, and O the Oprah Magazine. Spitz’s screenplay The Silent Victim was made into a movie he hopes no one ever sees. He is the author of seven books, including Barefoot in Babylon, the eye-opening documentary of the Woodstock Music Festival; The Beatles, his definitive bestselling biography of the phenomenal supergroup; and Dearie, his bestselling biography of Julia Child, which is being produced for the Broadway stage. His definitive biography of Ronald Reagan will be published sometime in this century. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.