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Name:  Lee Sandlin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: in Wildwood, Illinois


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Author lives in Chicago

Biographical and Professional Information

Sandlin is an award-winning journalist and essayist who was born in Wildwood, Illinois, and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He briefly attended the University of Chicago and Roosevelt University before leaving school to travel and write. He currently resides in Chicago.Sandlin has written feature journalism, historical studies, and music reviews on opera and classical works. He has been a regular contributor to the ''Wall Street Journal'' and ''Chicago Reader'', where he was also for many years the TV critic. His essay “Losing the War” was included in the anthology ''The New Kings of Nonfiction''.

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