Writer. Tourist. Pastry fiend. I live in Minneapolis, tweet @douglasmack, and have a new book coming out in February, called The Not-Quite States of America.
The book is a travelogue about the US territories, places you may have forgotten exist at all and currently trying to name in your head ... and you really should preorder right now so you can learn all about them. Get it from your local bookseller or via Indiebound, Barnes & Noble, direct from W.W. Norton, or from that giant website named for a river.
Booklist says, "One will never think about the United States in quite the same way after this enjoyable read."