KEN CARLTON is the author of four previous nonfiction works, including The Hunger, which he co-wrote with Manhattan chef John DeLucie. The Hunger was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and was included in Best Foodwriting of 2009. Carlton is a graduate of Middlebury College and The American Film Institute. He and his wife, a professor, split their time between Brooklyn and Chicago, with their four children. Food for Marriage is his first novel.