MICHAEL ANTMAN is a prolific book reviewer and a two-time finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Balakian Award for Excellence in Reviewing. He also reviews movies and has written a column on the art of the memoir, “Read Only Memory.” He is the author of the novel Cherry Whip, and recently completed a memoir, Searching for the Seagull Motel. He is at work on a new novel, Everything Solid Has a Shadow. He also is the head of marketing for a Fortune 100 financial services firm and speaks frequently on marketing topics. Most of his writings are collected on his Web site. He lives in Chicago.