Ada Calhoun is author of the New York Times best seller Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis, as well as the New York history St. Marks Is Dead, the memoir Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, and Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me, which Kirkus Reviews called “a fascinating memoir… A wonderfully convoluted, catty, candid, and clever piece of work.” 

Ada has written personal essays for O, Real Simple, Redbook, Glamour, as well as three Modern Love columns and four New York Times Magazine Lives columns. Ada has not only written critically acclaimed memoirs of her own—she has also helped dozens of other memoirists as a celebrity ghostwriter and workshop leader across the country.