Meghan Daum is the author of the essay collection My Misspent Youth (Open City, 2001) and the novel The Quality of Life Report (Viking, 2003.) Known for her provocative and insightful observations about cultural and social issues, Meghan has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Harper's, GQ, and Vogue. Her essays have appeared in countless anthologies and are taught in many college classrooms. She has also contributed features to The Los Angeles Times calendar section.
Meghan's voice has been heard in commentaries and features on National Public Radio's Morning Edition, This American Life, and Marketplace. A frequent reader and lecturer at venues around the country, Meghan has taught nonfiction writing at New York University and at California Institute for the Arts, where she was a visiting artist in 2004.
After living for several years in New York City, Meghan moved to Nebraska in 1999, where she lived on a farm and wrote The Quality of Life Report. In 2003, she moved to Los Angeles, where she wrote the screenplay adaptation of that novel and continued to write essays. More information can be found at www.meghandaum.com.