Jeff Goodell is an American author and contributing editor to Rolling Stone magazine. Goodell’s writings are known for a focus on energy and environmental issues. Earlier works include Sunnyvale (2000), a personal memoir about growing up in Silicon Valley and the breakdown of his family; The Cyberthief and the Samurai (1996), the story of computer hacker Kevin Mitnick; and Our Story: 77 Hours That Tested Our Friendship and Our Faith (2002), about the Pennsylvania Quecreek Mine Rescue of nine trapped coal miners in 2002, which was a New York Times Best Seller. In 2006 he published his most popular book to date, Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future. In spring 2010 he published How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate about geoengineering, global warming, and climate change mitigation. In 2011, How to Cool the Planet won the Grantham Prize (Award of Special Merit).