Meghan Daum

Columnist

Meghan Daum was born in California and grew up primarily on the East Coast. She is the author of four books, most recently a collection of original essays, “The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion.” Her other books include the cult favorite essay collection “My Misspent Youth,” as well as a novel and a memoir. She is also the editor of “Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids,” which will be published in the spring of 2015. Daum has written for numerous magazines, including the New Yorker, Harper’s and Vogue, and contributed to the public radio programs “Morning Edition,” “Marketplace” and “This American Life.” Her column has run on the Op-Ed page since 2005. Learn more about her at meghandaum.com.

Recent Articles

  • Identity politics did in Clinton, but not the way you think

    Identity politics did in Clinton, but not the way you think

    As someone who’s been railing about the seductions and limitations of identity politics for, oh, probably the last decade, I was glad to see the topic slide into the foreground a few weeks ago. This was largely the result of a provocative and polarizing opinion article by Columbia humanities professor...

  • Trumpocalypse Now: Are you panicking or taking a deep breath?

    Trumpocalypse Now: Are you panicking or taking a deep breath?

    It’s been slightly more than two weeks since slightly less than half of those who voted in the presidential election set Western civilization on a possible course toward destruction. As with any traumatic event, there’s no “right” way to process the aftermath, though when it comes to the Trumpocalypse...

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