Edward Humes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. His latest book is Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash (Avery Books, April 2012). His other books include Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart’s Green Revolution (HarperCollins, 2011), the PEN Award-winning No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year In the Life of Juvenile Court (Simon & Schuster, 1997), the bestseller Mississippi Mud: Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia (Simon & Schuster 1994), and Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet (HarperCollins 2009).

Humes has written for numerous periodicals, including Los Angeles Magazine, Sierra Magazine, Readers Digest, California Lawyer, the Oxford American, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. He has also taught writing and journalism at the University of California, Irvine, Chapman University, and the University of Oregon.