GOODE, Erica. American. Genres: Adult non-fiction. Career: Staff writer, San Francisco Chronicle; associate editor, senior writer, assistant managing editor, U.S. News and World Report, 1987-. Publications: Letters for Our Children: Fifty Americans Share Lessons in Living, 1996. Contributor of essays to magazines. Address: U.S. News and World Report, 450 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001, U.S.A.