Michelle Slatalla is an American journalist. The editor in chief of the blog Gardenista, she was previously a reporter for Newsday and a columnist for The New York Times, and "TIME magazine."  One of the first columnists at The New York Times to write weekly about parenting and child rearing, she made her family the subject of much of her work, an approach that in the mid-2000s prompted criticism from a younger generation of bloggers at Gawker. She is also the author or co-author of several books, and in 2012 became a blogger herself as editor-in-chief of a lifestyle blog called Gardenista.
Slatalla launched Gardenista as an offshoot of the popular remodeling blog Remodelista ten years after meeting Remodelista founding editor Julie Carlson through a mutual friend.. "TIME magazine named Gardenista to its list of the year's 25 Best Blogs in 2012.
- Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces (2016, Artisan Books) ISBN 1-579-65652-8
- The Town on Beaver Creek: The Story of a Lost Kentucky Community (2006, Random House) ISBN 0-375-50905-4
- Speeding the Net: The Inside Story of Netscape and How It Challenged Microsoft (1998, Atlantic Monthly Press) ISBN 0-871-13709-7
- Shoofly Pie to Die by Joshua Quittner and Michelle Slatalla (1992 St Martins Pr) ISBN 0-312-06943-X
- Masters of Deception by Joshua Quittner and Michelle Slatalla (1999 Library Binding) ISBN 0-7857-8744-5
- Flame War: A Cyberthriller by Joshua Quittner and Michelle Slatalla (1998 Harper Perennial; Reprint edition) ISBN 0-380-72586-X
- Mother's Day: A Novel of Suspense by Joshua Quittner and Michelle Slatalla (1993 St Martins Pr; 1st ed edition) ISBN 0-312-08850-7
- Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher (January 26, 1995), "Kids or Conspirators: How Hackers Got Caught", The New York Times, Books of the Times, New York, NY, U.S.A.: The New York Times Company, ISSN 0362-4331, OCLC 1645522, archived from the original on November 11, 2012, retrieved July 22, 2013,
It's difficult to feel much besides amused admiration for the computer hackers spotlighted in "Masters of Deception: The Gang That Ruled Cyberspace," by Michelle Slatalla and Joshua Quittner, a married couple who are reporters for Newsday.
- "Michelle Slatalla", The New York Times website, New York, NY, U.S.A.: The New York Times Company, archived from the original on June 1, 2013, retrieved July 22, 2013
- Gross, Jessica (June 26, 2009), The Writer's Life: Interview with New York Times Columnist Michelle Slatalla, The Huffington Post, archived from the original on June 26, 2009, retrieved February 15, 2014,
In her column, Slatalla transforms her life into universally accessible experience. She finds adventure in the ordinary, humor in the potentially boring, and this is why I count the days until Thursday.
- "Michelle Slatalla", TIME magazine website, New York, NY, U.S.A.: Time Inc., June 20, 2012, archived from the original on December 10, 2013, retrieved December 10, 2013
- Gould, Emily (June 7, 2007), Michelle Slatalla Is a Super Creepy Adult, Gawker, archived from the original on June 7, 2007, retrieved February 21, 2014,
Michelle, you creep, get off the Internet before it tears your family apart!
- Gould, Emily (August 30, 2007), Michelle Slatalla's Daughter Hates Her So Much Right Now, Gawker, archived from the original on August 30, 2007, retrieved February 21, 2014,
Hang in there, honey! College is going to be the best thing ever.
- "Meet The Editors", Gardenista, SAY Media, archived from the original on April 29, 2013, retrieved July 22, 2013
- Greene, Mariana (July 4, 2012), Popular Remodelista has a baby sister, and she's all about flowers, The Dallas Morning News, archived from the original on July 4, 2012, retrieved February 15, 2014,
Ten years ago, Slatalla met Remodelista editor Julie Carlson and its publisher, Josh Groves, through a mutual friend and was invited to dinner.
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