David Benjamin started his first novel at the age of nine, reading aloud to his classmates. That grade-school experience was recounted in THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE LAST KID PICKED, published by Random House in 2002. Benjamin is also the author of SUMO: THE THINKING FAN'S GUIDE TO JAPAN'S NATIONAL SPORT, Published by Charles E. Tuttle in 2010. SUMO is Benjamin's irreverent analysis of Japanese wrestling. It is the best selling book ever published on sumo and one of the funniest books written about any sport. Benjamin is intimately familiar with Paris and Las Vegas, the two locales in THREE'S A CROWD. Benjamin and his wife, electronics industry journalist Junko Yoshida, journey to Las Vegas annually to cover the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). They've owned a sixth-floor walk-up loft in Paris for 18 years. Benjamin has worked in journalism for most of his life. He served 7 years as editor of the Mansfield (Mass.) News, where he won nine awards from the New England Press Association; was editor of Tokyo Journal, Tokyo's English-language city magazine; spent several years as a columnist and contributing editor at Japan Times; 4 years as a columnist for the Mainichi Daily News. Benjamin's writing has been published in Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Capital Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Examiner, Orange County Register, Baltimore Sun, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Wisconsin State Journal, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers as well as online. His weekly blogsite is: firstname.lastname@example.org.