Ada Calhoun is the author of the nonfiction books Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give and St. Marks is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street (both W.W. Norton), which was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus. Her essays, articles, and criticism have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, the New Republic, NewYorker.com, The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Redbook, and Self, among many others. She’s worked as an editor for New York magazine’s The Cut, Nerve, and Babble. She’s won journalism fellowships from the Annenberg Foundation and the Alicia Patterson Foundation, among others, and has taught at Hofstra University. She holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.