|Alma mater||Vassar College, Columbia University|
Meghan Daum (born 1970 in California) is an American author, essayist, and journalist. Although she was born in California, Daum grew up primarily in Ridgewood, New Jersey. She received her bachelor's degree from Vassar College and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University.
Daum spent much of her twenties in New York City. In 1999, she moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, and the experience became the catalyst for her 2003 novel The Quality of Life Report. This novel is a semi-roman à clef for Daum, which follows the life and times of an ambitious young journalist named Lucinda Trout. She is also the author of a collection of essays, entitled My Misspent Youth.
Her work has appeared in the pages of The New Yorker, GQ, Harper's, and The Village Voice.
- Meghan Daum. (2001). My Misspent Youth: Essays. New York: Grove Press. ISBN 1-890447-26-9.
- Meghan Daum. (2004). The Quality of Life Report. New York: Penguin. ISBN 0-14-200443-X.
- Meghan Daum. (2010). Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House. New York: Vintage Books. ISBN 0-307-45484-3.
- Meghan Daum. (2014). The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 978-0-374-28044-4.
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