Jo DePrang is a freelance writer in Austin. Before that, he was nonfiction editor of the Sonora Review. Before that, he was a waiter. He's also appeared in The Atlantic, Salon.com, and VICE. He holds an MFA in Nonfiction from the University of Arizona and has won some things, including the Public Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists (2012), the National Health Journalism Fellowship from USC Annenberg (2013), and a nomination for a National Magazine Award in Reporting (2014). He still sometimes thinks about waitering.