HarperCollins imprint Harper Perennial published Andrew Shaffer’s debut nonfiction book, Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love, in 2011.
His writing has appeared in Mental Floss, Maxim, RT Book Reviews, Smith Magazine, and AOL's My Daily. He is a contributer to the anthologies The Atheist's Guide to Christmas (Harper Perennial, 2010), Yoga: Philosophy for Everyone (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), and the forthcoming The Hunger Games and Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).
Shaffer holds a Bachelor's in English and an MBA graduate degree from the University of Iowa, where he also attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for a special summer semester.
He is currently at work on a second nonfiction title for Harper Perennial, Literary Rock Stars: A History of Wayward Writers, scheduled for release in spring 2013.