Glen Merzer grew up in Bellmore, N.Y., and was educated at New College of Florida, Indiana University, and Boston University. He is the co-author of THE SECRETS TO ULTIMATE WEIGHT LOSS and UNPROCESSED, with Chef AJ. He is also the co-author of MAD COWBOY and NO MORE BULL! with Howard Lyman. And he is the co-author of FOOD OVER MEDICINE with Pam Popper, BETTER THAN VEGAN with Del Sroufe, and THE PLANT ADVANTAGE with Benji Kurtz. All these works advocate the low-fat, plant-based diet. "Off the Reservation" is his first novel. Glen is also a playwright and screenwriter.