Molly Jong-Fast

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Molly Jong-Fast (born August 19, 1978) is an American author and liberal pundit who is currently the editor-at-large at The Daily Beast.[1][2] She is the daughter of Erica Jong[3] and Jonathan Fast, and the granddaughter of Howard Fast.[4] She is the author of two novels, Normal Girl and The Social Climber's Handbook,[5][6] and a memoir, Girl [Maladjusted].[6] She is a regular contributor to Playboy,[7] Glamour[8] and The Bulwark.[9]



  • Normal Girl (2000). ISBN 0-37-575759-7
  • The Sex Doctors in the Basement: True Stories from a Semi-Celebrity Childhood (2005). ISBN 1-40-006144-X.
  • Girl [Maladjusted]: True Stories from a Semi-Celebrity Childhood (2006). ISBN 0-81-297074-8
  • The Social Climber's Handbook: A novel (2011). ISBN 0-34-550189-6


Personal life[edit]

Jong-Fast has been married to CUNY professor Matthew Greenfield since 2003.[10][11] The couple have three children and live in Manhattan.[12]


  1. ^ "Molly Jong-Fast articles at The Daily Beast". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Molly Jong-Fast on Trump's Impeachment, Democratic Candidates, and Why Twitter Is Great". 2020-01-22. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  3. ^ Pressler, Jessica. "Fear of Talking About Sex". New York Magazine. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  4. ^ Jong-Fast, Molly. "My Mother's Daughter". New York Review of Books. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  5. ^ Rosenfeld, Lucinda (16 July 2000). "Books: Sex, Drugs, Etc". The New York Times.
  6. ^ a b Webster, Camilla (6 May 2011). "The Social Climber's Handbook: The Murderous State of Womanhood". Forbes. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Molly Jong-Fast : Playboy Contributing Editor". Playboy. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Molly Jong-Fast". Glamour. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Articles by Molly Jong-Fast". The Bulwark (website). Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  10. ^ Grossman, Anna Jane. "Countdown to Bliss : Matthew Greenfield and Molly Jong-Fast". Retrieved 3 March 2003.
  11. ^ "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Molly Jong-Fast, Matthew Greenfield". New York Times. Retrieved 2 November 2003.
  12. ^ Abelson, Max. "Sold! 'Schlumpy' Molly Jong-Fast Drops $5 M. for Ritzy East Side Co-Op, Calls New Neighbors 'Plankton'". Retrieved 12 December 2007.