Scott Stossel

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Scott Hanford Stossel[1] (born August 7, 1969)[2] is an American journalist and editor. He is the editor of The Atlantic magazine,[3] and previously served as executive editor of The American Prospect magazine. He is a graduate of Harvard University.[3] He is the son of Anne Hanford and Dr. Thomas P. Stossel, the brother of cartoonist Sage Stossel,[4] and the nephew of TV journalist John Stossel.[1][5]


  • Stossel is the author of Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver, (ISBN 978-1588341273) which was published in 2004.
  • Stossel wrote and published an article My Anxious, Twitchy, Phobic (Somehow Successful) Life in the Atlantic magazine (January/February 2014)[6] which describes his lifelong struggles with debilitating anxiety. This article was adapted from his new book,
  • My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind published January, 2014 by Knopf (ISBN 978-0-307-26987-4).


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