Stephen Fried is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author who teaches at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Pennsylvania. He is, most recently, the author of the historical biography "Appetite for America," and the coauthor, with Congressman Patrick Kennedy, of "A Common Struggle." His earlier books include the biography "Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia" and the investigative books "Bitter Pills" and "The New Rabbi." A two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, Fried has written frequently for Vanity Fair, GQ, The Washington Post Magazine, Rolling Stone, Glamour and Philadelphia Magazine. His new book is "Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father."