Michael Heaton is an award-winning columnist and reporter. His byline has appeared regularly in the Plain Dealer since 1987. Prior to that he was a critic and columnist for the San Francisco Examiner and a reporter for People magazine. He is a graduate of Kent State University. He is co-author of the New York Times bestseller Motherhood and Hollywood by his sister, actress Patricia Heaton, and co-author of I’ll Be Right Back, the autobiography of TV host Mike Douglas. A book collecting his Plain Dealer columns, titled Best of the Minister of Culture, was published in 1992. The son of legendary Plain Dealer sportswriter Chuck Heaton, he lives in Bay Village, Ohio.