Brendan Shanahan, 35, is a Sydney-based writer and journalist. His previous books include Poodle on Prozac or The Incredibly Strange True Story of Rose Hancock-Porteous, The Secret Life of the Gold Coast and In Turkey I Am Beautiful. A former columnist for the Sunday Telegraph and Daily Telegraph, he writes regularly for publications including The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and the Wall Street Journal Asia. He lives in Sydney, Australia and Las Vegas, Nevada. He knows a lot about art and reality television and still travels regularly.