Amy Sohn

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Amy Sohn

Amy Sohn is a Brooklyn-based author,[1] columnist and screenwriter. Her first two novels were Run Catch Kiss (1999) and My Old Man (2004), both published by Simon & Schuster, and a companion guide to television's Sex and the City, Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell (Pocket Books).

Early life[edit]

She graduated from Hunter College High School in 1991 and Brown University with an A.B. in 1995.[citation needed]


Sohn's novels include Prospect Park West (2009)[2] and its sequel Motherland (2012),[3] about four women who live in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. In 2014, she published The Actress (Simon & Schuster), which Slate called "a valuable contribution to the canon of Hollywood fiction—a canon which is actually, incredibly, more sorely lacking strong female points of view than even Hollywood movies.”[4]

She was a contributing editor at New York magazine, where she wrote the weekly "Mating" column.[5] From 1996 to 1999 she wrote a dating column, "Female Trouble", for New York Press. Her articles and reviews have also appeared in The Nation, Playboy, Harper's Bazaar, Men's Journal and The New York Times Book Review. In 2012 she cowrote the book It's Not About the Pom-Poms with Laura Vikmanis.[6]

She wrote the films Pagans, which is in post-production, and Spin the Bottle, available through TLA Releasing.[citation needed] She cocreated, wrote and starred in the Oxygen television series Avenue Amy[7] and appears on television as a pundit on popular culture.[citation needed]

In 2022, she became a press secretary for New York City Mayor Eric Adams.[8]



  • Run Catch Kiss. Simon & Schuster, 1999.
  • My Old Man. Simon & Schuster, 2004.
  • Prospect Park West. Simon & Schuster, 2009.
  • Motherland. Simon & Schuster, 2012.
  • The Actress. Simon & Schuster, 2014.
  • CBD! OR Books, 2019.[9]
  • Brooklyn Bailey, the Missing Dog. Dial Books, 2020.[10]


  • Spin the Bottle. 1998.
  • Pagans. 2004.[11]


  • The Man Who Hated Women: Sex, Censorship, and Civil Liberties in the Gilded Age. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.[9]

Further reading[edit]

  • Sohn, Amy (October 2008). "Bruce Jay Friedman [interview]". The Believer. 6 (8): 57–64.


  1. ^ "Amy Sohn". Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  2. ^ Steven Kurtz (September 9, 2009). "At Home with Amy Sohn: A Park Slope Novel Seems a Little Too Real". New York Times. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  3. ^ GINIA BELLAFANTE (August 4, 2012). "Big City: For a Spicier City, Turn the Page?". New York Times. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  4. ^ Longworth, Karina (July 7, 2014). "I Used to Know Her: A sharp novel about the way Hollywood warps its female stars". Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  5. ^ "Amy Sohn Archive". New York Magazine. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  6. ^ "Laura Vikmanis: "Its Not About the Pom-Poms" | Skinny | Skinny Mom | How to get skinny fast | Get Skinny | Skinny tips by modern fit and Skinny moms". Archived from the original on September 6, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  7. ^ William Berlind (March 27, 2000). "Sex Kitten Amy Sohn Reemerges at Oxygen". The New York Observer. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  8. ^ The Editors (December 5, 2022). "39 Reasons to Love New York Right Now". New York Magazine. Retrieved December 28, 2022. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  9. ^ a b "Books". Amy Sohn. Archived from the original on June 22, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  10. ^ "Bio". Amy Sohn. Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  11. ^ "Amy Sohn". IMDb. Archived from the original on April 6, 2005. Retrieved June 30, 2021.

External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • Interview with Amy Sohn A Park Slope Novel Seems a Little Too Real by Steven Kurutz, New York Times, September 9, 2009
  • [1] New website about Amy Sohn's twelfth book and first work of narrative non-fiction