In December 2017, a piece of short fiction called “Cat Person” appeared in the New Yorker. The work of a then-unknown author named Kristen Roupenian, it told the story of a 20-year-old female college…
Meghan DaumWhat would happen if the author of Cat Person had gone on a Cat Person-like date? Talking with Kristen Roupenian about dating, consent, technology and #MeToo for my latest @medium column.
February has been an exciting month of exploring nonfiction, specifically memoirs and personal essays for us at Write or Die Tribe. And now, I’m absolutely thrilled to share my interview with New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Hepola. Sarah...
Sexual panic permeated the 1980s, dictating who was criminalized and who got locked up, and for what behaviors. Poking around in newspaper databases in those pre-Google days, I came across the headline “Two Men Charged in Kidnapping Plot” from 1989,...
Meghan DaumCrazy good story by @laurakipnis about a CRAZY STORY. A psychological S&M thriller with endless twists, turns and devastating forks in the road. @NETLFIX should turn this into some sort of docudrama series. I'm binging already.
We shouldn't feed the fearmongering Twitter frenzy. Instead, we should have an honest discussion about how prevalent sex-based violence really is.
Meghan DaumEminently reasonable, utterly nonthreatening piece that in a less insane world would have just as easily appeared in the NYT, WaPo, Atlantic, etc. Maybe even without all the "to be sure" disclaimers.
I’m absolutely thrilled to share my interview with New York Times bestselling author, Meghan Daum. Meghan Daum recently became a columnist for Medium and is the author of four books, most recently the collection of original essays The...
It’d be a much simpler world if terrible consequences were only the result of terrible intentions. But that sweet pain doc thought he was helping me, just as my dad thought he was helping his patients. And my mom’s decision to hand me a pill was...
Meghan DaumOutstanding and crucial piece in @latimesopinion by my private workshop student @DaniFleischer, who developed and crafted it in class and is working on an amazing book, too! Congrats, Dani!
The SAG life-achievement-award recipient for 2019 spoke to Vanity Fair about MASH,* his legacy, and Louis C.K.
Meghan DaumI adore @alanalda and am so happy to see him playing for Team Nuance! However, prediction: "good conversation" is about to become a "dog whistle" for fill-in-the-blank-problematic-whatever-blah-blah-blah.
Aspen Summer Words is the Rocky Mountain gateway to the literary world. Summer Words is recognized as one of the country’s pre-eminent literary festivals.
Meghan DaumOr, alternatively (or, better yet, ADDITIONALLY) meet me in the mountains June 16-21 for @AspenWords. I'll be teaching a nonfiction workshop. Other fantastic instructors will be teaching other fantastic things, too. Application deadline 2/28.