Robert Wilder is the author of a novel, NICKEL, and two critically acclaimed books of essays: Tales From The Teacher's Lounge and Daddy Needs a Drink, both of which have been optioned for television and film. He has published essays in Newsweek, Details, Salon, Parenting, Creative Nonfiction, Working Mother, and elsewhere. He has been a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, The Madeleine Brand show, On Point, and other national and regional radio programs including the Daddy Needs a Drink Minute which airs weekly on KBAC FM. Robert’s column, also titled “Daddy Needs A Drink,” is printed monthly in the Santa Fe Reporter.
He was awarded the 2009 Innovations in Reading Prize by the National
Book Foundation. His website is