Jill Nelson is the author of the bestselling Volunteer Slavery, which won an American Book Award; Straight, No Chaser; and Finding Martha's Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island. She also edited the anthology Police Brutality. A regular contributor to USA Today and The Village Voice, her work has appeared in Essence, The New York Times, The Nation, and The New York Review of Books, among many other publications. She lives in New York City. Visit her website at www.jillnelson.com or e-mail her at ASistersSpa@aol.com.