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Tanner Colby is the author of Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America, a narrative history of modern race-relations in the United States, which was nominated for the American Library Association's 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-fiction. He is also is the coauthor of Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final DaysBelushi: A Biography and the New York Times bestseller, The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts. He is a frequent contributor to Slate magazine on issues of race, politics, and culture, and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and son.