Scott Haas, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of Back of the House (Berkley/Penguin). In the book, Haas gives us an in-depth, entertaining look at several of America's greatest chefs: Who in their right mind would cook night after night, 18 hours a day, for years on end for a room full of strangers when they could be at home with their families? Haas is also the author of Are We There Yet?, a book about family travels; as well as Hearing Voices, a book about his doctoral internship at a Harvard teaching hospital in Boston. Haas is the co-author of The Da Silvano Cookbook. In addition to writing books, Haas won a James Beard award for his on-air reporting on public radio, and he contributes regularly to Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Gastronomica, Times of India, and Wine Enthusiast. His clinical practice is chiefly consultative with an inpatient population and in urban communities of color. His websites are: www.shrinkinthe kitchen.com and japanforfoodlovers.com.