Van Wallach is a writer in Westchester County, New York. A native of Mission, Texas, he holds an economics degree from Princeton University. His work as a journalist has appeared in Advertising Age, the New York Post, Venture, The Journal of Commerce, Newsday, Video Store, the Hollywood Reporter, and the Forward. Van has been a regular contributor to the Princeton Alumni Weekly since 1993 and is the webmaster for the Princeton Class of 1980. He contributed a chapter on home-video economics to the second edition of The Movie Business Book. A language buff, Van has studied Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Yiddish and Hebrew, although he can’t speak any of them.