is the author of Mrs.
Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Approach. She
is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, the New
York Times, and New
York magazine, and is the director of Magazine Writing at New York
University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. A native of Rochester, New
York, and a graduate of the University of Michigan, she lives on Manhattan’s
Upper West Side with her husband, Walter Shapiro.