Doug Stanton is the author of the New York Times
bestseller In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and
the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors. A former contributing
editor at Esquire, Sports Afield, and Outside,
Stanton is now a contributing editor at
Men's Journal and has written on travel, entertainment, and
during which time he nearly drowned in Cape Horn waters, played
basketball with George Clooney, and took an acting lesson from a
gracious Harrison Ford.
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Stanton lives in his hometown of Traverse City, Michigan, where he is a
member of the advisory board of the Interlochen Center for the
Arts' Motion Picture Arts Program and a trustee of the Pathfinder
He has taught writing at the college level and worked as a commercial
sports fisherman and caretaker of Robert Frost's house in Vermont.
Stanton graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and
Hampshire College in Massachusetts, and also received an MFA
the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He and his wife, the
investigative reporter Anne Stanton, have three children.