Donna Gaines

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Donna Gaines is a sociologist, journalist, and social worker in the United States. She is best known for her work on youth suicide and popular culture.

A features writer for Rolling Stone, MS, the Village Voice, Spin, Newsday and Salon, Gaines is the author of Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids (University of Chicago Press 1997) and A Misfit's Manifesto: The Sociological Memoir of a Rock & Roll Heart (Rutgers University Press 2007).