Rob Grader is a writer, actor, massage therapist, and committed cuddling devotee. He is the author of the award-winning book The Cheap Bastard's Guide to New York City (Globe Pequot Press.) As an actor Rob has appeared in American Splendor, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, The Job as well as on the stages of regional theaters around the country. As a licensed massage therapist for over ten years, he has relieved many an aching back working at many of the leading spas in Manhattan. He lives in New York City where he cuddles the days away with his wife Karen.