Robert Wilder is the author of a novel, Nickel, and two critically acclaimed books of essays, Daddy Needs a Drink and Tales From The Teachers’ Lounge, both of which were optioned for television and film. He has published essays in Newsweek, Details, Salon, Parenting, Creative Nonfiction, Working Mother and elsewhere. He has been a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, The Madeleine Brand show, and On Point and other national and regional radio programs. Wilder’s column, also titled “Daddy Needs A Drink,” was printed monthly in the Santa Fe Reporter for close to a decade. He was awarded the 2009 Innovations in Reading Prize by the National Book Foundation. Wilder has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for over twenty years.