John Buckley is the author of the novels Family Politics (1988) and Statute of Limitations (1990). In 2010, The Business of Happiness by Ted Leonsis with John Buckley became a bestseller. He has held senior positions in three U.S. presidential campaigns, and been the top communications executive at companies including AOL. He started his career as a rock critic writing for NY Rocker, the Soho Weekly News, Village Voice, National Review, and Rolling Stone, and for a decade has published the blog Tulip Frenzy: Commentary On Music (Mostly), With An Occasional Photo. His photo gallery, Tulip Frenzy Photography, is continually updated. He is currently CEO of Subject Matter, the creative content and advertising agency + government relations firm, and lives in Washington, D.C. and Wilson, Wyoming with his wife, Anna Bennett, and son, Will.