Joe Donatelli is a journalist in Los Angeles who is comfortable referring to himself in the third person. He was born in Cleveland and is a graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the Upright Citizens Brigade, both fine schools. He is the author of “The Marching Band Refused to Yield” and “Full Griswold: Stories from a Honeymoon in Italy.” Donatelli has written for the Los Angeles Times, Reason, Slate, Scripps-Howard, Salon, Cracked and spent two years as a writer and editor at Playboy. He currently writes and edits for the digital team at LA Magazine. In his spare time he sets his mouth on fire with hot sauce.