About Tom Vanderbilt

Tom Vanderbilt writes on design, technology, science, and culture, among other subjects, for many publications, including Wired, Slate, Gourmet, The Wall Street Journal, Men’s Vogue, Travel and Leisure, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and Popular Science. He is contributing editor to the design magazines I.D. and Print, and contributing writer to the popular blog Design Observer.

His most recent book is the New York Times best seller Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us). Based on exhaustive research and interviews with driving experts and traffic officials around the globe, Traffic gets under the hood of the everyday activity of driving to uncover the surprisingly complex web of physical, psychological, and technical factors that explain how traffic works, why we drive the way we do, and what our driving says about us.

Tom Vanderbilt has given lectures at colleges and business conferences and has appeared on a wide variety of radio and television programs around the world, including NBC’s Today show, ABC’s Nightline, NPR’s Morning Edition, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the BBC’s World Service and The One Show, Fox Business, and CNN’s World Business Today, among many others.