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Kristin van Ogtrop

Families, Children, & Parenting; Humor; Women’s Interest

Speaker Bio

Kristin van Ogtrop is the former longtime editor-in-chief of Real Simple and “The Amateur” columnist for Time, and literary agent at InkWell Management. Her first book, Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom, filled with witty observations about life, career, and motherhood, established her as the “Erma Bombeck of the new millennium.” Her new book, Did I Say That Out Loud?: Midlife Indignities and How to Survive Them (April 2021) is a “truly laugh-out-loud collection of essays” (KatieCouric.com) that brings van Ogtrop’s trademark self-effacing and relatable levity to a time when we all need it the most. Her writing has appeared in countless publications, and the New York Times bestselling collection, The Bitch in the House. She is a wife and mother of three, but sometimes loves her dogs more than anybody else.


Speaking Topics

Did I Say That Out Loud? Midlife Indignities and How to Survive Them
Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half Insane Working Mom
My Successful Career in Magazines and Balancing Work and Life

By The Author

Booking Info

Kristin van Ogtrop’s speaking engagements are handled by the Hachette Speakers Bureau, a division of Hachette Book Group and an accredited member of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus. Contact us to learn more.