by Chris Colin
In March of 1994, Simon Lewis was a Hollywood man on the rise. He had started in the film industry as a lawyer and worked his way up to become a big-budget studio producer. He’d helped shepherd one of the most successful comedies in film history. He’d married the love of his life. And then one night, in a few seconds, everything changed.
About Chris Colin
Chris Colin is the award-winning author of What Really Happened to the Class of ‘93, which GQ magazine called “essential reading,” and the National Press Club selected for its 2004 author awards. He’s a frequent New York Times contributor and a contributing writer at AFARmagazine. He’s written about chimp filmmakers, Slovenian ethnic cleansing, George Bush’s pool boy, blind visual artists, solitary confinement, the Yelpification of the universe, mysterious scraps of paper and more for The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Smithsonian, Mother Jones, The Atavist, Conde Nast Portfolio, VIA, McSweeney’s Quarterly, and several anthologies. He wrote the long-running On the Job column for the SF Chronicle/SFGate, was an early writer/editor at Salon.com and is the co-author of The Blue Pages. He lives in San Francisco and works and teaches at the Writers’ Grotto, a writers’ collective.