Mary Elizabeth Williams

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Mary Elizabeth Williams is an American writer and commentator. She is a staff writer for the online magazine Salon.[1] She has also written for The New York Times, The Nation, and other publications.[2] As a commentator, she has made appearances on MSNBC, Today, and NBC Nightly News.[2]

In 2009, Williams released a memoir titled Gimme Shelter.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Mary Elizabeth Williams grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey.[2] She has described herself as a practicing Catholic.[3]

In August 2010, Williams was diagnosed with malignant melanoma and underwent surgery.[4] In August 2011, she was rediagnosed with stage IV melanoma. Later that year, she entered a stage I clinical trial for an experimental immunotherapy cancer drug, with which she had some success.[5] Williams has documented her experiences with cancer on Salon.[6]


  1. ^ a b Larry Smith (March 9, 2009). "Interview: Mary Elizabeth Williams, Author of Gimme Shelter". Smith Magazine. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Mary Elizabeth Williams. "The story so far...". Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Mary Elizabeth Williams (March 28, 2012). "Where are the normal Christians?". Salon. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Mary Elizabeth Williams (August 13, 2012). "My Cancer Diagnosis". Salon. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Mary Elizabeth Williams (February 20, 2012). "Now what? Life after cancer treatment". Salon. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Mary Elizabeth Williams. "Hilarious Misadventures at Stage 4—And Beyond". Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
 7.  Mary Elizabeth Williams (January 23, 2013). "So what if abortion ends life?". Salon. Retrieved 28 January 2017.

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