Ann Dowsett Johnston
Ann Dowsett Johnston is a writer, former vice principal of McGill University, and editor at large for Maclean's magazine in Canada.
  • Alcohol as Escape From Perfectionism

    Perfect has been the way to be for several generations of women. I don’t remember my grandmothers suffering from this syndrome: women who raised families during the Depression, who baked and gardened and read well; who were fundamentally happy, and felt no pressure to look like stick figures. But those Mad Men years took their toll.