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Lauren Sandler        

Journalist, Author & Advocate for Having Only One Child

Lauren Sandler, an independent journalist and a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, writes with an eye toward gender and inequality.

She has been on staff at NPR and Salon, written a women's issues column for New York Magazine (online), and has reported from Branson to Baghdad to Beijing for many publications including Time, The Atlantic, Slate, The New York Times.

She's appeared on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, PBS, NPR, and on the BBC (where she's been a regular commentator on women's issues and religion), and frequently on panels at the New America Foundation.

Sandler's first book "Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement," reported and written from a secular perspective, was published in 2006. Her second book, "One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One" considers what it would mean for our kids, our marriages, our society, and our planet, if more people knew that only children turn out fine.

As one of the recipients of the 2015 Carter Institute’s Reporting Award, Sandler focused on the life of a homeless woman at a private Brooklyn shelter, which takes women in during their last trimester of pregnancy and gives them a base for one year—through birth and their child’s first nine months.

Sandler lives in Brooklyn with her husband Justin, the New York Bureau Chief of the European Pressphoto Agency, and their daughter Dahlia.


Time Magazine, 'The Childfree Life,' and Me | The Weekly Standard

This week's issue of Time magazine features a cover story by Lauren Sandler about “The Childfree Life.” In the second paragraph, Sandler mentions my book ...

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