Ralph Sassone studied writing at Columbia and Brown Universities. A former editor at The Village Voice, he has worked as a freelance writer or editor for several publications including The New York Times, Details, Newsweek, Newsday, and FiveChapters.com. He has taught at Brown, Haverford College, and Vassar. He lives in New York City and upstate New York. The Intimates is his first novel. More information is available at www.Ralphsassone.com.
“For a moment it seemed that her impeccably impractical education—in which she'd learned about Middle English and Duchamp's urinal and sub-Saharan droughts but had never been taught how to apply for a credit card or answer an office phone—wasn't useless after all.”