BENJAMIN HERTZLER is a neophyte novelist.
Born on the east coast but raised in the west, he was
driven to write a political book when he realized that
the least-represented voting demographic in the country
was that of the nonbelievers. When he's not writing
tedious, mind-numbing stories about social issues,
he actually hates politics and wonders why people invest
as much passion into them as they do. But that's just