Jack Hitt

Jack Hitt is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, Harper's Magazine, and public radio's This American Life. His radio work recently won a Peabody Award. The movie, Hackers, which introduced Angelina Jolie to a generation of 15-year-old boys, was based on an Esquire article he co-authored, and last year his book, Off the Road, was adapted into a script written and directed by Emilio Estevez called The Way, starring Martin Sheen and to be released this fall. He is currently finishing a book about backyard inventors and obsessives called Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character