Jonathan Malesic is an essayist and the author, most recently, of The End of Burnout: Why Work Drains Us and How to Build Better Lives. His writing on work and burnout has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Washington Post, America, Commonweal, Notre Dame Magazine, The Hedgehog Review, The Guardian, Chronicle of Higher Education, and elsewhere. His work has been recognized as notable in Best American Essays (2019, 2020, 2021) and Best American Food Writing (2020) and has received special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology (2019). He has been the recipient of major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Louisville Institute. He has a PhD in religious studies from the University of Virginia and is a former tenured professor, sushi chef, and parking lot attendant. His first book, Secret Faith in the Public Square, won a ForeWord INDIES gold medal for the religion category (2009). He lives in Dallas.