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Elle is a monthly fashion, beauty, style, and culture magazine for women. Probably the best women’s magazine covering books and authors (10/12).
Their Elle Calendar featured a short review of Tina Fey’s Bossypants (4/11). Excerpted from Gina Barreca’s Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (or Not) (11/11). Featured two must-have books: Bottega Veneta and Akris (10/12). Featured Things We Made photo book (10/12).
Elle Magazine Editors
Roberta Myers, Editor-in-Chief.
Anne Slowey, Fashion News Director. Excerpted from Lucette Lagnado’s memoir The Arrogant Years (9/11).
Kate Lanphear, Style Director
Emily Dougherty, Beauty & Fitness Director. Featured an excerpt from Kate Betts’ Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style (4/11). Interviewed makeup guru Bobbi Brown, author of Pretty Powerful (10/12).
April Long, Senior Writer, Features & Beauty. Interviewed Guy Winch, author of The Squeaky Wheel (1/11). Reviewed Patrick Dennis’ Auntie Mame (1/11).
Janna Johnson O’Toole, Associate Editor, Beauty and Fitness
Candacy Rainey, Deputy Editor. Interviewed Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat (1/11). Reviewed Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (1/11).
Maggie Bullock, Deputy Editor. Reviewed Amir Levine’s Attached: The New Science fo Adult Attachment (1/11). Interviewed Timothy Ferriss, author of The Four-Hour Body (6/11). Interviewed By Invitation Only by the Gilt Groupe (4/12).
Ben Dickinson, Senior Features Editor. Reviewed Jonathan Franzen’s novel Freedom as well as Cordelia Fine’s Delusions of Gender and Rebecca Jordan-Young’s Brain Storm (9/10). Reviewed Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies about cancer (11/10). Reviewed Susan Richards’ travel memoir Lost and Fond in Russia (12/10). Reviewed Mira Bartok’s The Memory Palace (1/11). Reviewed Mari-Naomi’s Kiss & Tell (4/11). Reviewed Steve Friedman’s novel Lost on Treasure Island (6/11). Reviewed Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Are You My Mother? (4/12). Reviewed Regina O’Melveny’s debut novel The Book of Madness and Cures (5/12). Featured an excerpt from Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men and the Rise of Women (10/12). Interviewed Chrystia Freeland, author of Plutocrats: The Rise of a New Global Super-Rich (10/12).
Laurie Abraham, Senior Features Editor
Jennifer Weisel, Entertainment Director
Rachel Combe, Editor at Large. Wrote about diet books (9/11). Reviewed Ian McEwan’s Atonement (1/11).
Erin Kaplan, PR Director and Columnist, Erin to the Rescue! Q&A column on work questions, dream jobs, office politics, and coworkers.
Jesse Green, Contributing Editor. Reviewed Ariel Sabar’s Heart of the City (2/11). Reviewed Ann Patchett’s novel State of Wonder (6/11). Wrote a feature on David Henry Hwang’s play Chinglish (11/11).
Joseph Hooper, Contributing Editor. Reviewed Diane Ackerman’s One Hundred Names for Love (4/11).
Louisa Kamps, Contributing Editor. Reviewed Alice Hoffman’s novel The Dovekeepers (9/11). Reviewed Joan Didion’s memoir Blue Nights (11/11). Reviewed Nell Freudenberger’s novel The Newlyweds (5/12).
Andrew Goldman, Contributing Editor, Cherchez la Femme column.
E. Jean Carroll, Contributing Editor, AskEJean, P O Box 70, Warwick NY 10990; 845-986-3133; Fax: 845-986-1192. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.askejean.com and http://www.datingejean.com. Twitter: http://twitter.com/ejeancarroll. A Q&A column on relationships, sex, work life, and more. Often mentions authors in response to questions. Mentioned Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help (10/10) and Mary Roach, author of Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (11/10).
Nojan Aminosharei, Associate Editor. Reviewed Amanda Foreman’s A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War (6/11). Reviewed Joshua Cody’s memoir [six] (9/11). Reviewed Susan Orlean’s bio Rin Tin Tin (11/11).
Julie Vadnal, Associate Editor, Elle Living. Reviewed Freud’s Blind Spot, edited by Elisa Albert (11/10). Reviewed six books on love and relationships (1/11). Wrote about Amanda Hocking, self-publisher of My Blood Approves (4/11). Excerpted recipes from Stephanie Izard’s cookbook Girl in the Kitchen (9/11). Reviewed Joe Mozingo’s memoir The Fiddler on Pantico Run (10/12). Interviewed Todd Selby’s photo and recipe book, Edible Selby (10/12).
Allison P. Davis, Editorial Assistant. Reviewed Colson Whitehead’s novel Zone One (9/11). Reviewed Courtney Smith’s Record Collecting for Girls (9/11). Featured excerpts from I Want My MTV by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum (11/11). Featured Diane Keaton’s memoir Then Again (11/11). Reviewed Joyce Carol Oates’s novel Mudwoman (4/12). Reviewed John Irving’s novel In One Person (5/12). Reviewed Janice Min’s How to Look Hot in a Minivan (10/12).
Catherine Straut, Editorial Assistant. Reviewed Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild (4/12). Reviewed Florence Williams’s Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History (5/12). Reviewed Joan Wickersham’s story collection The News from Spain (10/12).
Julie D. Andrews, Research Associate. Featured a tidbit about the photo books, Bals: Legendary Costume Balls of the 20th Century (11/11).
Lisa Shea, Contributing Editor, Books. Interviewed mystery novelist Jennifer Egan. Reviewed two short story collections plus Oscar Hijuelos’s novel Beautiful Maria of My Soul (7/10). Quick picks: Susan Casey’s The Wave, Angie Chau’s Quiet as They Come, and John Lloyd and John Mitchinson’s compendium The Book of the Dead (9/10). Reviewed Yiyun Li’s story collection Gold Boy, Emerald Girl (9/10). Her quick picks: Sean Manning’s story collection Bound to Last, E.C. Osondu’s story collection Voice of America, and Oliver Sacks’ The Mind’s Eye (11/10). Interviewed James Franco, author of a story collection Palo Alto (11/10). Reviewed three short story collections: Ann Beattie: The New York Stories, Nadine Gordimer’s Life Times, and Barry Hannah’s Southern Belles Lettres (12/10). Also reviewed Steve Martin’s novel An Object of Beauty (12/10).
Quick picks: Leslie Kenton’s memoir Love Affair, Elaine Showalter’s The Vintage Book of American Women Writers, and Amnesty International’s Freedom (1/11). Reviewed Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (1/11). Reviewed Michelle Latiolais’ Widow story collection, Penelope Rowlands’ Paris Was Ours, Patrick Cockburn’s Henry’s Demons (2/11). Reviewed Mark Richard’s memoir House of Prayer No. 2 (2/11). Reviewed Kyung-sook Shin’s novel Please Look After Mom. Her picks: Jehanne Wake’s Sisters of Fortune history, Nicolai Lilin’s Siberian Education, and Kim Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle (4/11).
Quick picks: Catherine McKinley’s Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World, Daniel Orozco’s debut story collection Orientation and Other Stories, Kelle Groom’s memoir I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl. Interviewed Lisa Bloom, author of Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World (6/11).
Reviewed Hector Tobar’s novel The Barbarian Nurseries. Featured short reviews of Christopher Bollen’s debut novel Lightning People, Michael Ondaatje’s novel The Cat’s Table, and Jeanne Darst’s memoir Fiction Ruined My Family (9/11).
Interviewed Sabina Murray, author of Tales of the New World. Featured short reviews of Leah Hager Cohen’s The Grief of Others, Martha Southgate’s novel The Taste of Salt, and Esther Freud’s novel Lucky Break. Featured short reviews of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 novel, Robert Massie’s bio Catherine the Great, and The Journals of Spalding Gray (11/11).
Reviewed Grace McCleen’s novel The Land of Decoration. Quick picks: Victoria Sweet’s memoir God’s Hotel, Rick Moody’s essays On Celestial Music, and Etgar Keret’s story collection Suddenly, a Knock on the Door (4/12).
Excerpted from Jeanette Winterson’s Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?. Reviewed Toni Morrison’s novel Home. Short takes: Cory MacLauchlin’s biography Butterfly in the Typewriter, The Letter Q collection, and Daniel Duane’s How to Cook Like a Man (5/12).
Reviewed Eva Maria Staal’s novel Try the Morgue, the Object Lessons anthology, Louise Erdrich’s novel The Round House, and Bee Wilson’s history of cooking, Consider the Fork (10/12).
Virginia Vitzthum wrote an article about Junot Diaz’s new story collection This Is How You Lose Her (10/12).
Zoë Wolff interviewed shoe guru Christian Louboutin about his new book (9/11).
Mickey Rapkin interviewed actor William Shatner, author of Shatner Rules (9/11).
Natasha Clark. Reviewed Stacy Schiff’s biography of Cleopatra (11/10). Reviewed Joyce Carol Oates’ Give Me Your Heart (1/11). Reviewed Kevin Brokmeier’s novel Illumination (2/11). Reviewed J. Courtney Sullivan’s novel Maine (6/11).
Howie Kahn interviewed cookbook author and chef Gabrielle Hamilton (4/11).
Kate Christensen. Reviewed Jane Mendelsohn’s novel American Music (7/10). Reviewed Paul Auster’s novel Sunset Park (11/10). Reviewed Anne Enright’s novel The Forgotten Waltz (9/11). Reviewed Karen Russell’s debut novel Swamplandia (2/11). Reviewed A.M. Homes’ novel May We Be Forgiven (10/12).
Laurie Abraham. Reviewed Karen Armstrong’s Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life (1/11).
Elle Magazine Online
Keith Pollock, Editorial Director, Elle.com
Sydney Wasserman, Market Editor, Elle.com
Britt Aboutaleb, Fashion News Editor, Elle.com
Emily Hebert, Beauty Editor, Elle.com
Reader’s Prize – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to become a member of the panel. Every month 15 Elle readers vote for their favorite book among 3 new releases the editors love. Chose Brianna Karp’s The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness, Emma Forrest’s Your Voice in My Head, and Alina Simone’s You Must Go and Win (6/11).
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