News and Press for The Problem With Everything
Los Angeles Review of Books Through A Gen-X Lens: A Conversation With Meghan Daum
News and Press For selfish, shallow & self-absorbed
New York Times Sunday Review Childless By Choice, by Michelle Huneven
Elle On the Liberating, Isolating Choice Not To Have Kids, by Courtney Hodell
Marie Claire Why I Decided Not To Have Kids, by Anna Holmes
Cosmopolitan Why I Don't Believe In Maternal Instincts, by Laura Kipnis
Dame You'd Be Such a Good Mother If Only You Weren't You, by M.G. Lord
The National Post, Canada Meghan talks with reporter Sarah Boesveld
Minnesota Public Radio Meghan talks to MPR host Kerri Miller
CBC Radio -- Q Changing the Conversation About Childless Adults
Chatelaine Magazine I Don't Want Kids and It's Not Because I'm Selfish
PRI's The Takeaway Meghan talks with host John Hockenberry
Slate's "Mom and Dad are Fighting" Podcast Meghan talks with hosts Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois
Slate's Live from Politics & Prose Podcast Meghan in conversation with Elliott Holt and Sandra Beasley
WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show Interview with Tim Kreider and Meghan Daum
The Krys Boyd Show, KERA, Dallas, Meghan talks with host Krys Boyd
Los Angeles Review of Books Radio Hour Meghan talks with Seth Greenland, Tom Lutz and Laurie Winer
The LitUp Show Podcast Meghan talks with Emily Gould and Angela Ledgerwood
PBS Newshour We Need To Talk About Why We Don't Want Kids
Reviews & discussions
The New York Times Book Review Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed, reviewed by Kate Bolick
The Boston Globe Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed, reviewed by Saul Austerlitz
The Atlantic Why Women Aren't Having Children
The Millions Beyond Binaries: On Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed
The Daily Beast Childless by Choice: Shallow And Self-Absorbed Or Just Awesome?
Pacific Standard Single, Childless And Empowered
Publisher's Weekly "heart wrenching . . . downright hilarious"
New York Times, Women in the World Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed? Not So Fast
The Province I Don't Have Kids of My Own, And That's Okay
Irish Times Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed, reviewed
Buzzfeed Five Great Books to Read in April
Commentary Childless! By Choice!
Commonweal Deciding Not To Have Children
The Rumpus Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed
The New York Times Sunday Style Section No Kids For Me, Thanks
News and Press for The Unspeakable
The Guardian Long Read "All About My Mother," an excerpt from The Unspeakable
The New Yorker "Difference Maker," an excerpt from The Unspeakable
Marie Claire "I Am Not a Foodie," an excerpt from The Unspeakable
The Dinner Party Download podcast, Meghan reads an excerpt from The Unspeakable essay "On Not Being a Foodie"
The New Yorker Not Getting With The Program: An Interview with Meghan Daum
New York Magazine, The Cut Meghan Daum On Writing What Nobody Will Say
All Things Considered, NPR For One Essayist, "The Unspeakable" Isn't Off Limits
The Other People Podcast Meghan talks to Brad Listi of The Nervous Breakdown
The Riveter 2.5 Minutes with Meghan Daum
Kirkus Interview with Meghan Daum
Bookforum Bookforum Talks with Meghan Daum
Zulkey.com The Meghan Daum Interview
Shelf Awareness Book Brahmin: Meghan Daum
The Daily Beast Meghan Daum on Tackling the Unspeakable Parts of Life
The Longform Podcast Meghan Daum interviewed by Max Linsky
The New York Times Book Review Podcast, December 14 edition Meghan Daum interviewed by Pamela Paul
The Los Angeles Review of Books, Jan 2, 2015. Meghan Daum interviewed by Dinah Lenney
The New York Times " . . . among the best personal essayists of a searching, cynical generation thats lucky to have her."
The New York Times Book Review "There is no doubt Daum is a brilliant, incisive essayist. I would follow her words anywhere."
The New York Times Book Review " . . . Daum's powers as one of the most exacting, mercilessly candid, deeply funny and intellectually rigorous writers of our time are on glorious display." (Cheryl Strayed, on her favorite book of the year.)
Huffington Post, Best Books of 2014
Entertainment Weekly, Ten Best Nonfiction Books of 2014
Entertainment Weekly "Thank goodness The Unspeakable exists to keep you company."
Brainpickings "A sublime read in its entirety."
The Millions "Her writing in these essays is finer than it's ever been."
Slate "There is a beautiful sway in these essays in and out of self-awareness."
Salon " . . . Meghan Daum forged a new genre of confessional writing."
Boston Globe " . . . her prose is shot through with elegant and very funny observations."
Los Angeles Times " . . . a master of the bold admission."
Mother Jones " . . . a slightly more restrained David Sedaris… Meghan Daum comes off as humorously dysfunctional and occasionally deranged."
Los Angeles Review of Books " . . . delightful and radiantly intelligent."
Los Angeles Magazine "Triumphant . . she manages to broach each controversial topic -- be it cream of mushroom soup casserole or her mother's death -- with an enviable exactitude that will have you thinking that you couldn't have said it better yourself. (You couldn't have.)"
Los Angeles Magazine Quick Read ". . . a sharp reminder of what a gift to the city [Daum] is."
Refinery 29 "Meghan Daum might just be the new Joan Didion: a whip-smart, incisive, and often hilarious cultural commentator whose personal essays will stand the test of time. Better pay attention."
Flavorwire " . . . penetrating, difficult, and capable of great moments of connection and honesty."
More "A collection of alarmingly sharp-eyed essays."
People " . . . fiercely intelligent . . . it's impossible not to wince, laugh -- and relate."
I Nearly Died: So What?, The New York Times Sunday Review, November 16, 2014
Behind the Cover Story: Meghan Daum on the Confessions of Lena Dunham, The New York Times online, Sept 15, 2014
My Misspent Youth, Longform reprint of 1999 essay from The New Yorker
Interview with Meghan on The Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast, January 13, 2012
Interview with Meghan on The Adam Carolla Show podcast, May 13, 2010
Meghan Daum's Manifest Destiny, New York Observer, November 7, 2005