Meghan Daum

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Meghan Daum


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Meghan Daum is the author of Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House, a personal chronicle of real estate addiction and obsessive fascination with houses, as well as the novel The Quality of Life Report and the essay collection My Misspent Youth. Since 2005 she has written a weekly column for The Los Angeles Times, which appears on the op-ed page every Thursday. She has contributed to public radio's Morning Edition, Marketplace and This American Life and has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Harper's, GQ, Vogue, Self, New York, Travel & Leisure, BlackBook, Harper's Bazaar, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Book Review.

Equal parts reporter, storyteller, and satirist, Meghan has inspired controver
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LL.1.16I'm very excited to be included in this new anthology, TRUE TALES OF LUST AND LOVE, inspired by Anna David's celebrated spoken word series. Buy the book and, if you're in L.A., come see me, along with Laura House, Vanessa Marshall, and Janie Haddad Tompkins on JANUARY 16 at 7:30 at M Bar.

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My Misspent Youth: Essays

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April 2015, Meghan Daum
"Favorite Books About Living on Your Own Terms (or What Happens When You Don't): Try this top list from the editor of Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed, a set of essays exploring the decision not to have children." ...More

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“Life is mostly an exercise in being something other than what we used to be while remaining fundamentally — and sometimes maddeningly — who we are.”
Meghan Daum, The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion
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“distance is not for the fearful, it's for the bold. It's for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It's for those who know a good thing when they see it, even if they don't see it nearly enough”
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“Analyzing data from 79 men and women who wore inconspicuous devices that recorded some of their conversations over the course of four days, researchers from Washington University and the University of Arizona found a correlation between feelings of well-being and the amount of time spent talking every day. Moreover, the more substantive your conversations, the happier you're likely to be. In other words, heart-to-hearts trump small talk. (LA Times, "A lof of happy talk", March 11, 2010, A21.)”
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