Danielle Crittenden

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Danielle Crittenden
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Born (1963-04-20) April 20, 1963 (age 58)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Spouse(s)David Frum
Parent(s)Max Crittenden (father)
Yvonne Crittenden (mother)
FamilyPeter Worthington (stepfather)

Danielle Crittenden (born April 20, 1963), is a Canadian-American author and journalist.


Born in Toronto, Ontario, she is the daughter of Max Crittenden, a former editor with the Toronto Telegram, and journalist and book critic Yvonne Crittenden. Her stepfather was journalist Peter Worthington. She graduated in 1981 from Northern Secondary School in Toronto. She did not attend university but became a full-time general assignment reporter and feature writer at the Toronto Sun until 1984. She then traveled and freelanced for magazines and newspapers until marrying David Frum, in 1988. The couple moved to New York and later to Washington, D.C. She is a convert to Judaism.[1]


  • What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman, (Simon and Schuster, 1999)
  • Amanda Bright@Home, (Warner Books 2003)
  • The President's Secret IMs, (Simon Spotlight Entertainment 2007), ISBN 978-1-4169-4749-3
  • "From a Polish Country House Kitchen" with Anne Applebaum, (Chronicle Books, 2012) ISBN 978-1452110554


  1. ^ Crittenden Frum, Danielle (December 24, 2006). "I'm a Christmas Shnorer—Rhymes with "Menorah"". Huffington Post. Ever since I converted to Judaism some 15 years ago, people always ask whether I miss celebrating Christmas.

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