Sasha Cagen is an American writer, editor, and entrepreneur best known for starting the quirkyalone movement. Her first book was Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics (Harper San Francisco, 2004), and her second book To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us, a collection of 100 handwritten lists and the stories behind them, was released by Simon & Schuster in November 2007.
She is the founding editor and publisher of To-Do List, a "magazine of meaningful minutiae" that used the idea of a to-do list to explore the details of daily life, and of todolistblog.com . Among other major recognition , To-Do List was named Best New Magazine of 2000 in Utne's Alternative Press Awards, Reader's Choice.
Cagen has appeared on the BBC, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Headline News, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and NPR's "Day to Day" and "Talk of the Nation". Quirkyalone received attention in newspapers and magazines including USA Today, the New York Times, and the London Observer. The Quirkyalone book has been translated in German, Danish, and Portuguese, and was named a finalist in the Books for a Better Life Awards, 2004. Cagen's essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines including the Village Voice, Utne Reader, and Men's Health, as well as in numerous anthologies.
Cagen got her start as a writer in the "girl zine revolution," writing about topics ranging from the class politics of attending an elite women's college to the taste of grape soda and the fear of being pushed or pushing someone else into the subway tracks. During the mid-nineties in New York, Cagen co-edited the popular girlzine Cupsize.
- Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics (Harper San Francisco, 2004)
- To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us (Simon & Schuster, 2007)