Lawrence Shainberg’s books include Four Men Shaking, Ambivalent ZenBrain Surgeon: An Intimate View of His World, and the novels Memories of Amnesia and One on One. He has numerous essays published in the New York Times MagazineHarper’s, the Village Voice, and a Pushcart Prize-winning monograph on Samuel Beckett published in The Paris Review. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee.  He now makes his home in New York City and Truro, Ma.