Caitlin Flanagan, a contributing editor of The Atlantic Monthly, began her
magazine-writing career, in 2001, with a series of extended book reviews
about the conflicts at the very heart of modern life—specifically,
modern domestic life as it is lived by professional-class women. Flanagan
has quickly established herself as a highly entertaining social critic unafraid
to take on self-indulgence and political correctness, and her reviews provide
penetrating and witheringly funny observations about the sexes and their
Flanagan's Atlantic reviews have been named as finalists for the
National Magazine Award three times, and her article "Confessions
of a Prep School College Counselor," which ran in September 2001,
was included in the 2002 compilation of Best American Magazine Writing. Her work has also been included in Best American Essays 2003 and Best American Magazine Writing
She is at work on To Hell with All That—an exploration, based
on her Atlantic articles, of the lives of modern women, which will
be published by Little, Brown.
Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Flanagan earned a B.A. and an
M.A. in Art History from the University of Virginia. She now lives in
California, where she spends her time writing and raising twins.
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