Molly Jong-Fast

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Molly Jong-Fast
Born (1978-08-19) August 19, 1978 (age 43)
Known foreditor-at-large at The Daily Beast
Spouse(s)Matthew Greenfield
Parent(s)Erica Jong
Jonathan Fast
FamilyHoward Fast (grandfather)

Molly Jong-Fast (born August 19, 1978[1]) is an American author.


As of 2021, Jong-Fast is the editor-at-large at The Daily Beast.[2][3] She is the author of two novels, Normal Girl and The Social Climber's Handbook,[4][5] and a memoir, Girl [Maladjusted].[5] She is a regular contributor to Playboy,[6] Glamour,[7] The Atlantic[8] and The Bulwark.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Jong-Fast is the daughter of Erica Jong[10] and Jonathan Fast, and the granddaughter of Howard Fast.[11] She has been married to CUNY professor Matthew Greenfield since 2003.[12][13] The couple have three children and live in Manhattan.[14][15] She has written about her experience with Alcoholics Anonymous.[16]



  • 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



  1. ^ Templin, Charlotte, ed. (2002). Conversations with Erica Jong. University Press of Mississippi. p. xxi. ISBN 978-1-57806-510-3.
  2. ^ "Molly Jong-Fast articles at The Daily Beast". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Molly Jong-Fast on Trump's Impeachment, Democratic Candidates, and Why Twitter Is Great". 2020-01-22. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  4. ^ Rosenfeld, Lucinda (16 July 2000). "Books: Sex, Drugs, Etc". The New York Times.
  5. ^ a b Webster, Camilla (6 May 2011). "The Social Climber's Handbook: The Murderous State of Womanhood". Forbes. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Molly Jong-Fast : Playboy Contributing Editor". Playboy. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Molly Jong-Fast". Glamour. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  8. ^ "All Stories By MOLLY JONG-FAST". The Atlantic. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Articles by Molly Jong-Fast". The Bulwark (website). Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  10. ^ Pressler, Jessica. "Fear of Talking About Sex". New York Magazine. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  11. ^ Jong-Fast, Molly. "My Mother's Daughter". New York Review of Books. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  12. ^ Grossman, Anna Jane. "Countdown to Bliss : Matthew Greenfield and Molly Jong-Fast". Retrieved 3 March 2003.
  13. ^ "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Molly Jong-Fast, Matthew Greenfield". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 November 2003.
  14. ^ Abelson, Max. "Sold! 'Schlumpy' Molly Jong-Fast Drops $5 M. for Ritzy East Side Co-Op, Calls New Neighbors 'Plankton'". Retrieved 12 December 2007.
  15. ^ Richardson, Davis. "Molly Jong-Fast Throws the Perfect Dinner Party for Political Operatives, Pundits, and Upper East Side Princesses". Interview. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  16. ^ Jong-Fast, Molly (26 August 2020). "I Won't Drink Today, and I Won't Get the Virus Today". The Atlantic.