Portrait of Meghan Daum

Meghan Daum

Meghan Daum has been a columnist on the op-ed page of the Los Angeles Times since 2005. She is the author of four books, most recently The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, a collection of original essays about sentimentality and manufactured emotion in American life.

She is also the editor of Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Choice Not to Have Children, featuring essays from celebrated writers including Lionel Shriver, Geoff Dyer, Pam Houston, Sigrid Nunez and Kate Christensen.

She has contributed to National Public Radio's Morning Edition and MarketplaceThis American Life, and has written for numerous publications including The New YorkerHarper'sGQElleVogueNew YorkTravel & LeisureBlackBookThe Village Voice, and the New York Times Book Review.