Judith Newman is the author of the bestseller To Siri With Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines, a collection of illuminating stories about life with fourteen-year-old boy with autism. The New York Times called it “an uncommonly riotous and moving book…with whipsaws of brilliant zingers and heart punches.” The Washington Post called Newman “a gifted personal essayist, her warmth and wit recalling Nora Ephron’s.” Previous books include You Make Me Feel Like An Unnatural Woman: Diary of a New (Old) Mother, about her adventures in the world of infertility.
In addition to books and personal essays, Judith is a columnist for the New York Times Book Review; her column, “Help Desk,” covers the world of self-help books. As a magazine writer, she writes about entertainment, science, business, beauty, health, and popular culture. Her profiles are featured in a variety of publications from The New York Times and People to Vanity Fair, AARP, and National Geographic. She joins Vladimir Nabokov and Philip Roth in never having won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her awards do, however, include the coveted FiFi for distinguished work in perfume journalism.
Judith graduated from Wesleyan University and has a Masters in Literature from Columbia.