Kristin van Ogtrop
Families, Children, & Parenting; Humor; Women’s Interest
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.
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
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