Laurence Shames was revealed as the "ghostwriter" for the metafictional Lost tie-in book Bad Twin.
Shames is formerly the Ethics columnist for Esquire, is a critically acclaimed novelist and essayist and was the ghostwriter of the New York Times best-seller Boss of Bosses. His role as ghostwriter for Bad Twin was revealed by Daily Variety. He lives in Ojai, California.
- Clancy Brown (Kelvin Inman) plays "Andris Kurins" in the made for TV movie co-written by Shames "Boss of Bosses".
- In the Official Lost Podcast, Damon Lindelof states that after reading "Bad Twin", Gary Troup got what was coming to him. The comment was most likely a dig at Laurence Shames.