Tom Perrotta is the author of eight books, which includes the New York Times bestselling novel 'The Leftovers.' His first was a book of linked stories, 'Bad Haircut: Stories of the Seventies.' Two of Perrotta's novels -- 'Election' and 'Little Children' -- have been made into acclaimed and award-winning movies, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for the 'Little Children' screenplay he adapted from his own book. Perrotta's latest book is 'Nine Inches: Stories.' Perrotta grew up in New Jersey and now lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.