Andy Raskin is the author of The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life (Penguin/Gotham Books, May 2009). His essays and personal nonfiction narratives have been broadcast on public radio's All Things Considered and This American Life, and published in The New York Times, Gourmet, Wired, Women's Health, CNN/Money and Playboy (the Japanese edition).
Prior to becoming a writer, Andy was a computer programmer, a management consultant, a Japanese TV show producer, a translator, and the CEO of a venture-backed Internet startup. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute, and a bachelor's degree in computer science from Yale. A judge for the 2009 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards, Andy resides in San Francisco.
Geoff Dyer, Haruki Murakami, food-themed Japanese comic (manga) books, David Sedaris, Momofuku Ando, Cervantes, and a guy no one has ever heard of named Bill Herr.
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