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Tad Friend

writer, The New Yorker

Tad Friend is a staff writer at *The New Yorker*, where he writes the magazine's "Letter from California." Prior to that, he wrote regularly for *Outside*, *New York*, and *Esquir*e, and wrote travel stories from all seven continents. He plays golf and squash and watches a lot of television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Amanda Hesser, and their children, Walker and Addie.