2017-2018 About the Author
Rebecca Traister is writer at large for New York Magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. A National Magazine Award finalist, she has written about women in politics, media and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, Glamour and Marie Claire. Traister's first book, Big Girls Don't Cry, about women and the 2008 election, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010 and the winner of the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize.
Traister received a "Making Trouble / Making History Award" from the Jewish Women's Archive in 2012 at its annual luncheon, where Gloria Steinem was the presenter. In 2012, Traister received a Mirror Award for Best Commentary in Digital Media for two essays that appeared in Salon ("'30 Rock' Takes on Feminist Hypocrisy–and Its Own," and "Seeing 'Bridesmaids' is a Social Responsibility") and one that appeared in The New York Times ("The Soap Opera Is Dead! Long Live The Soap Opera!").
She lives in New York city with her family.