Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired and the author of The Skies Belong to Us.
"It was this big review in The New York Times and I was terrified that it was going to say something awful about the book or about me as a writer. And my son said to me — he's 5, I should say — "If it's bad, you won't die." That's a good point, you know? So I always think of that when I pick up a new review and take that risk of someone slamming something that I've genuinely poured my heart and soul into. You'll live to fight another day."
- [3:30] The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking (Crown • 2013)
- [5:15] Now The Hell Will Start: One Soldier's Flight from the Greatest Manhunt of World War II (Penguin • 2009)
- [7:45] "Piano Demon" (The Atavist • Jan 2011)
- [37:45] Koerner's archive at Slate