Jeff Himmelman is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and is the author of “Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee” (Random House, May 2012). He has also written for The Washington Post, New York Magazine, and The Daily Beast. His work with a team of reporters at the Post helped the paper secure the national reporting Pulitzer Prize for its post-9/11 coverage. He is also a professional musician who writes, records, and performs under the name Down Dexter. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.