* New York Times bestselling author
Julie Salamon is a bestselling author and journalist. She was a staff reporter and critic for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Her newest book, Wendy and the Lost Boys, the New York Times bestselling biography of Wendy Wasserstein, was published by The Penguin Press in August, 2011. Her latest book, A Cat Named Pretty Boy, an illustrated novel for young readers, is scheduled for publication by Penguin’s Dial Books in 2014. Her previous books include Hospital: Man, Woman Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids; The Devil’s Candy, considered a Hollywood classic; Facing the Wind, a true-crime account; The Net of Dreams, a family memoir; the New York Times best seller The Christmas Tree; and Rambam’s Ladder, a prize-winning book about modern philanthropy and charity. A native of Seaman, Ohio, she is a graduate of Tufts University and New York University School of Law. Salamon is chairman of BRC, a social services agency which provides housing and psychiatric and medical service to New York City’s neediest people. In 2006 she was selected as a Kaiser Media Fellow. In 2008 she was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame and in 2010 she was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony. She lives in New York City with her husband, Bill Abrams, president of TrickleUp, a non-profit global poverty agency, and their two children Roxie and Eli, plus a dog and a cat.