About the Author

Christopher Sunami, the “Pop Culture Philosopher,” lives in Columbus, Ohio.  A pioneer of the internet, he works professionally as a programmer.  He is the author of “Three Ways of Being Human”, “Hero For Christ” (a progressive Christian devotional) and the critically acclaimed picture book “How the Fisherman Tricked the Genie.”  For the last ten years he has worked with the innovative arts outreach ministries of the groundbreaking Christian social services organization, Community Development For All People, bringing free vocal and instrumental lessons to a diverse group of inner city youth and adults.  Since 2012 he has been the director of the Columbus Invitational Arts Competition, which recognizes organizations that combine artistic excellence with exceptional community commitment.  His influential online essays have been read worldwide, appeared on college syllabi, been reprinted in magazines, cited in academic books and articles, on Wikipedia and TV Tropes, and inspired a screenplay and a master’s thesis.  An in-demand public speaker, he has delivered keynote addresses at the nation’s oldest celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, in Gallipolis, and at the University of New Orleans, among other locations.  He was Columbus Underground‘s “Top Poster of 2012,” is one of the top experts on the Philosophy Stack Exchange, and is a featured guest blogger on “Partially Examined Life” and “By Their Strange Fruit.” He is the grandson of pioneering modernist photographer Soichi Sunami, and a descendent of black Revolutionary War hero Bazabeel Norman. He is married to artist April Sunami, and is the proud parent of two talented and troublemaking children.

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