SCOTT SIMON has received numerous honors for his reporting, including a Peabody for his weekly radio essays. In addition to hosting Weekend Edition Saturday, he has narrated several programs. He is a contributor to the The New York Times book review and opinion sections, the Wall Street Journal opinion page, The Los Angeles Times, and Gourmet Magazine. He is the author of several books. Simon grew up in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Cleveland, and Washington, DC.
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