BAUER, Douglas. American, b. 1945. Genres: Local history/Rural topics. Career: Better Homes and Gardens, advertising copywriter; Playboy, associate editor; freelance journalist; Bennington College, member of core faculty for MFA program in writing and literature. Publications: Prairie City, Iowa: Three Seasons at Home, 1979; Dexterity, 1989; The Very Air, 1993; The Book of Famous Iowans, 1997. Address: c/o Al Lowman, 19 W 44th St Suite 1602, New York, NY 10036, U.S.A.