Chris Lewis used to be a sportswriter. He spent the ten years preceding 2008 covering professional golf, mostly for Sports Illustrated
. (The fruit of those years is a book called The Scorecard Always Lies
.) Before that he cub-reported for publications as varied as Wired
, Art in America
, and The Wall Street Journal
on subjects as diverse as business, technology and fine art, and spent too many years at one or another kind of university.