Joie Davidow is an author and editor. She was born in Philadelphia, United States, to a Romanian mother and Russian father and grew up in New Jersey. Davidow was one of the founders of the L.A. Weekly, a newspaper that has been publishing in Los Angeles since December, 1978. She launched the monthly magazine L.A. Style in 1982, covering all areas of style, from fashion, interior design and architecture to food and travel. It became the fastest growing newspaper in the United States and was acquired by American Express Publishing in 1985. She is the author of a memoir about living with a facial port wine stain, Marked for Life (Harmony) and with Esmeralda Santiago she edited two story anthologies, Las Mamis and Las Christmas (both published by Knopf). She is currently a founder and the editor of a weekly online magazine www.inromenow.com, and makes her home in Rome, Italy.
- Joie Davidow, I Wouldn't Leave Rome to Go to Heaven 2008 ISBN 1-4363-1186-1
- Joie Davidow, Marked for Life, Harmony 2003, ISBN 978-1-4000-4741-3
- Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow, Las Mamis, Knopf 2000, ISBN 978-0-375-40879-3
- Joie Davidow, Infusions of Healing, Fireside 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-85416-8
- Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow, Las Christmas, Knopf 1998, ISBN 978-0-375-40151-0
- Michael Quintanilla (September 26, 1995). "Saying 'Yes' to a Glossy Read on Latino Life". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 24, 2008.
- LA Weekly - Supplement - L.A. Weekly: The paper That Wouldnât Die - Greg Burk - The Essential Online Resource for Los Angeles
- Morgan, John (August 8, 2003). "'L.A. Style' editor erasing birthmark's stigma". USA Today.
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