|Parent(s)||Max Crittenden (father)|
Yvonne Crittenden (mother)
|Family||Peter Worthington (stepfather)|
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.
- 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