Julian Biddle is a 20th and 21st century author, known for "What Was Hot", a history of pop culture in America, among other books. The name is a pseudonym for writer Douglas A. Mendini (1953-). Writing as Mendini, his non-fiction has appeared in Life, Entertainment Weekly, and Country Living magazines, among others. He is also the playwright of “A Good Sport”, “Overeating Causes Death” and other plays. His fiction has appeared in over 30 journals.