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Elle is a monthly fashion, beauty, style, entertainment, and culture magazine for women. One of the best women’s magazines covering books and authors (3/16).
Their Elle Calendar featured a short review of Tina Fey’s Bossypants (4/11). Excerpted from Gina Barreca’s Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (or Not) (11/11). Featured two must-have books: Bottega Veneta and Akris (10/12). Featured Things We Made photo book (10/12).
Elle Magazine Editors
Anne Slowey, Fashion News Director. Excerpted from Lucette Lagnado’s memoir The Arrogant Years (9/11).
Samira Nasr, Fashion Director
Jade Frampton, Senior Market Editor
Jennifer Gach, Senior Accessories Editor
Yashua Simmons, Menswear Editor
Lori Goldstein, Fashion Editor-at-Large
Sarah Schussheim, Contributing West Coast Fashion Editor
Emily Dougherty, Beauty & Fitness Director. Featured an excerpt from Kate Betts’ Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style (4/11). Interviewed makeup guru Bobbi Brown, author of Pretty Powerful (10/12).
April Long, Executive Beauty Editor. Interviewed Guy Winch, author of The Squeaky Wheel (1/11). Reviewed Patrick Dennis’ Auntie Mame (1/11). Investigated the pros and cons of probiotics (3/16).
Megan O’Neill Bull, Beauty and Fitness Editor
Ali Finney, Assistant Beauty and Fitness Editor
Laurie Abraham, Features Director. Reviewed Karen Armstrong’s Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life (1/11).
Ben Dickinson, Senior Features Editor. Reviewed Jonathan Franzen’s novel Freedom as well as Cordelia Fine’s Delusions of Gender and Rebecca Jordan-Young’s Brain Storm (9/10). Reviewed Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies about cancer (11/10). Reviewed Susan Richards’ travel memoir Lost and Fond in Russia (12/10). Reviewed Mira Bartok’s The Memory Palace (1/11). Reviewed Mari-Naomi’s Kiss & Tell (4/11). Reviewed Steve Friedman’s novel Lost on Treasure Island (6/11). Reviewed Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Are You My Mother? (4/12). Reviewed Regina O’Melveny’s debut novel The Book of Madness and Cures (5/12). Featured an excerpt from Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men and the Rise of Women (10/12). Interviewed Chrystia Freeland, author of Plutocrats: The Rise of a New Global Super-Rich (10/12). He reviewed several movies: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Hello, My Name is Doris (3/16).
Lisa Chase, Senior Feature Editor
Rachel Baker, Senior Feature Editor
Amanda Fitzsimons, Senior Editor
Keziah Weir, Assistant Editor. Wrote a story about Tassy de Give and Tara Heibel, authors of Rooted in Design: Sprout Home’s Guide to Creative Indoor Planting (3/16).
Cotton Codinha, Assistant Editor. Wrote a feature about Christiina Crosby’s memoir, A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain (3/16).
Jennifer Weisel, Entertainment Director. Feature three books in their Calendar: The Month in Culture: Elizabeth Isadora Gold’s memoir The Mommy Group, Padma Lakshmi’s memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate, and Daniel Clowes’s psychedelic love story, Patience (3/16).
Maggie Bullock, Deputy Editor. Reviewed Amir Levine’s Attached: The New Science fo Adult Attachment (1/11). Interviewed Timothy Ferriss, author of The Four-Hour Body (6/11). Interviewed By Invitation Only by the Gilt Groupe (4/12).
Rachel Combe, Editor at Large. Wrote about diet books (9/11). Reviewed Ian McEwan’s Atonement (1/11).
Elle Magazine Contributing Editors
Carlene Bauer, Contributing Editor. Reviewed Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone (3/16).
E. Jean Carroll, Contributing Editor, AskEJean, P O Box 70, Warwick NY 10990; 845-986-3133; Cell: 845-544-0522; Fax: 845-986-1192. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.askejean.com. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ejeancarroll. A Q&A column on relationships, sex, work life, and more. Often mentions authors in response to questions. Mentioned Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help (10/10) and Mary Roach, author of Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (11/10).
Kate Christensen, Contributing Editor. Reviewed Jane Mendelsohn’s novel American Music (7/10). Reviewed Paul Auster’s novel Sunset Park (11/10). Reviewed Anne Enright’s novel The Forgotten Waltz (9/11). Reviewed Karen Russell’s debut novel Swamplandia (2/11). Reviewed A.M. Homes’ novel May We Be Forgiven (10/12).
Andrew Goldman, Contributing Editor, Cherchez la Femme column.
Jesse Green, Contributing Editor. Reviewed Ariel Sabar’s Heart of the City (2/11). Reviewed Ann Patchett’s novel State of Wonder (6/11). Wrote a feature on David Henry Hwang’s play Chinglish (11/11).
Joseph Hooper, Contributing Editor. Reviewed Diane Ackerman’s One Hundred Names for Love (4/11).
Louisa Kamps, Contributing Editor. Reviewed Alice Hoffman’s novel The Dovekeepers (9/11). Reviewed Joan Didion’s memoir Blue Nights (11/11). Reviewed Nell Freudenberger’s novel The Newlyweds (5/12).
Mickey Rapkin, Contributing Editor. Interviewed actor William Shatner, author of Shatner Rules (9/11).
Lisa Shea, Contributing Editor, Books. Interviewed mystery novelist Jennifer Egan. Reviewed two short story collections plus Oscar Hijuelos’s novel Beautiful Maria of My Soul (7/10). Quick picks: Susan Casey’s The Wave, Angie Chau’s Quiet as They Come, and John Lloyd and John Mitchinson’s compendium The Book of the Dead (9/10). Reviewed Yiyun Li’s story collection Gold Boy, Emerald Girl (9/10). Her quick picks: Sean Manning’s story collection Bound to Last, E.C. Osondu’s story collection Voice of America, and Oliver Sacks’ The Mind’s Eye (11/10). Interviewed James Franco, author of a story collection Palo Alto (11/10). Reviewed three short story collections: Ann Beattie: The New York Stories, Nadine Gordimer’s Life Times, and Barry Hannah’s Southern Belles Lettres (12/10). Also reviewed Steve Martin’s novel An Object of Beauty (12/10).
Quick picks: Leslie Kenton’s memoir Love Affair, Elaine Showalter’s The Vintage Book of American Women Writers, and Amnesty International’s Freedom (1/11). Reviewed Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (1/11). Reviewed Michelle Latiolais’ Widow story collection, Penelope Rowlands’ Paris Was Ours, Patrick Cockburn’s Henry’s Demons (2/11). Reviewed Mark Richard’s memoir House of Prayer No. 2 (2/11). Reviewed Kyung-sook Shin’s novel Please Look After Mom. Her picks: Jehanne Wake’s Sisters of Fortune history, Nicolai Lilin’s Siberian Education, and Kim Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle (4/11).
Quick picks: Catherine McKinley’s Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World, Daniel Orozco’s debut story collection Orientation and Other Stories, Kelle Groom’s memoir I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl. Interviewed Lisa Bloom, author of Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World (6/11).
Reviewed Hector Tobar’s novel The Barbarian Nurseries. Featured short reviews of Christopher Bollen’s debut novel Lightning People, Michael Ondaatje’s novel The Cat’s Table, and Jeanne Darst’s memoir Fiction Ruined My Family (9/11).
Interviewed Sabina Murray, author of Tales of the New World. Featured short reviews of Leah Hager Cohen’s The Grief of Others, Martha Southgate’s novel The Taste of Salt, and Esther Freud’s novel Lucky Break. Featured short reviews of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 novel, Robert Massie’s bio Catherine the Great, and The Journals of Spalding Gray (11/11).
Reviewed Grace McCleen’s novel The Land of Decoration. Quick picks: Victoria Sweet’s memoir God’s Hotel, Rick Moody’s essays On Celestial Music, and Etgar Keret’s story collection Suddenly, a Knock on the Door (4/12).
Excerpted from Jeanette Winterson’s Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?. Reviewed Toni Morrison’s novel Home. Short takes: Cory MacLauchlin’s biography Butterfly in the Typewriter, The Letter Q collection, and Daniel Duane’s How to Cook Like a Man (5/12).
Reviewed Eva Maria Staal’s novel Try the Morgue, the Object Lessons anthology, Louise Erdrich’s novel The Round House, and Bee Wilson’s history of cooking, Consider the Fork (10/12).
Reviewed Dana Spiotta’s novel Innocents and Others, Catherine Lowell’s The Madwoman Upstairs, Sean Beaudoin’s Welcome Thieves, and Alan Light’s biography What Happened, Miss Simone? (3/16).
Rebecca Traister, Contributing Editor. Interviewed Roxane Gay, author of All the Single Ladies (3/16).
Other Contributing Editors: Bliss Broyard, Nina Burleigh, Karen Durbin, Amanda Fortini, Lizzy Goodman, Cathi Hanauer, Nancy Hass, Daphne Merkin, Holly Millea, Susan Miller, Coco Myers, Jessica Pressler, Dani Shapiro, and Lauren Slater.
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Chloe Schama, Executive Editor
Sally Holmes, Senior News Editor
Natalie Matthews, Senior Editor
Justine Harman, Senior Entertainment Editor
Nikki Ogunnaike, Senior Fashion Editor
Julie Schott, Senior Beauty Editor. Also writes for the magazine.
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