Andrew Santella is an author and journalist in Brooklyn. His book Soon: An Overdue History of Procrastination, from Leonardo to Darwin to You and Me is forthcoming from Dey St./HarperCollins. His essays have been honored by the editors of the Best American Essays series and by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He writes for such publications as GQ, the New York Times Book Review, Slate, the Atlantic.com, and Commonweal. His piece on the science of happiness was named one of the year's notable essays by the editors of the Best American Essays series. His story "No Time For You," about careerism and marriage, won a Best Article of the Year award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in 2006. His piece on Chicago's softball sub-culture, "Diamonds in the Rough," was a finalist for a Chicago Headline Club Lisagor Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he is assistant varsity baseball coach at Millennium High School. He is likely at this very moment putting off doing something important.