Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Brooklyn-born Taffy Brodesser-Akner can interview A-list celebrities in her sleep. Stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicki Minaj, Naomi Watts, and Bradley Cooper have been on the receiving end of Taffy’s questions for her former job at GQ magazine, and in her current role as a features writer for The New York Times. But this suburban mother and New York Times best-selling author has taken the spotlight herself, as her debut novel "Fleishman Is in Trouble," a sophisticated narrative about middle age and marriage, is considered so much “more than just another wannabe Great American Novel” (The Guardian). This famous profiler likes to travel, too, particularly to France and Switzerland, and writes essays about the moods of her destination and how the experience of travel can change your outlook on everyday life. Taffy’s articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Medium, O Globo, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg News, Daily Mail, HuffPost, MSN, and The Independent.

• Author of the New York Times best-seller "Fleishman Is in Trouble"
• Features writer for The New York Times
• Featured in The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Independent, and The New Yorker
• Received a bachelor's degree in dynamic writing from New York University

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