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Meghan Daum

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. Daumhas 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.
  • Op-Ed
We're all bound and gagged by a new boss — social media mobs

Millennials and post-millennials are increasingly either in thrall to a loud minority of their peers who have organized themselves into volunteer thought police.

  • Op-Ed
In the age of #MeToo, Philip Roth offers an unlikely blueprint for feminists

For Roth, womankind was the source of enormous rage and disappointment. Mankind was the source of weakness and shame so unshakeable it to him 27 novels to work through it.

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