BRUCE KLUGER and DAVID SLAVIN began writing and
    producing satire for National Public Radio’s All Things
    Considered in 2002, after their initial attempts at collaboration—
    brokering a Mideast peace accord and mapping the human
    genome—proved unsuccessful.

    Kluger and Slavin's satire has also appeared in newspapers across the country,
    including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and
    dozens of newspapers in the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service.
    On the Internet, their work has been featured on The Huffington Post (where they
    are invited bloggers), and countless web sites and blogs that continue
    to cut-and-paste their work with no remuneration to the authors whatsoever.

    Additionally, Kluger and Slavin created the popular “Memo to George” column for, in which they imagined secret correspondences to President Bush from
    his Chief of Staff. The media web site called the series “pitch-perfect
    satire” (which might have been a feather in their caps had anyone known what was).

    Prior to their collaboration, Bruce Kluger was an editor of Playboy Magazine for 13
    years, and is currently a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors and
    frequent contributor to Parenting magazine. He is the co-author, with David
    Tabatsky, of the newly released, Dear President Obama: Letters of Hope from
    Children Across America (Beckham Publications Group, Inc.). Additionally, he has
    written for and/or co-edited Marlo Thomas’ last three best-selling books, The Right
    Words at the Right Time, Vols. 1 and 2 (Atria) and the children’s collection, Thanks
    & Giving: All Year Long (Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing). Both Kluger
    and Slavin wrote stories that appeared in the latter, as well as on the Grammy-
    winning companion CD.

    For the past decade, David Slavin has worked on television and radio as a voice-
    over artist, providing narration for hundreds of national and regional commercials,
    as well as for The Late Show with David Letterman, and documentaries produced
    by National Geographic, PBS and the BBC. He was also a contributor to the special
    35th Anniversary re-release of Marlo Thomas' landmark children's book Free to
    Be...You and Me.

    Bruce Kluger and David Slavin live one block from each other in New York City, a
    geographical imperative since neither would go much further than that to work.
    Their books include Young Dick Cheney: Great American (illustrated by Tim Foley;
    AlterNet Books, 2008), 'Twas the Night Before Christmas: 21st Century Edition
    (Andrews McMeel, 2010) and Dog on the Roof! On the Road With Mitt & the Mutt
    (illustrated by Colleen Clapp; Simon & Schuster/Touchstone, 2012).

    Both are married, and both have two daughters.
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