Eric Alterman (Ph.D., Stanford) is a CUNY Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism at Brooklyn College. The author of eleven books, he has been a columnist for The Nation, The American Prospect, The Guardian, MSNBC and Rolling Stone, and a contributor to The New Yorker and The Atlantic. Professor Alterman has won the George Orwell Prize, the Stephen Crane Literary Award, and the Mirror Award for media criticism (twice). He is the author of It Ain’t No Sin to be Glad You’re Alive: The Promise of Bruce Springsteen, as well as many articles about Springsteen. Alterman has seen Bruce in concert over 200 times since 1977.