Meghan Daum


Meghan Daum was born in California and grew up primarily on the East Coast. She is the author of the cult favorite essay collection,“My Misspent Youth,” as well as a novel, a memoir and a forthcoming book of original essays, “The Unspeakable . . . And Other Subjects of Discussion,” to be published in November 2014. She 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.

Recent Articles

  • Does Mike Huckabee want to be president or Beyonce's bassist?
    Does Mike Huckabee want to be president or Beyonce's bassist?

    I've always had a soft spot for Mike Huckabee. Ever since he devoted a segment of his Fox News show to performing alongside his pal Ted Nugent in a rendition of “Cat Scratch Fever” — a song that euphemistically employs a synonym for cat that can't be printed (in that...

  • Why blaming Leelah Alcorn's parents only compounds the bigotry

    It's a tale of two completely different worlds. In one, the television series “Transparent,” about a middle-aged father who transitions from male to female, won two Golden Globes on Sunday night and marked a watershed moment for the transgender community.