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Susannah Meadows    

Journalist, Author

The first writing job she got was by answering a want-ad in the Hilton Head Island, SC, daily paper for an arts and entertainment columnist. When she moved to New York I got two gigs. One was as a reader at the Paris Review for no money. The other was as an editorial assistant at GQ magazine where she wrote about hair products.

Later, she became a senior writer at Newsweek Magazine. Over the course of a decade there, she had a chance to write about everything. She covered the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and, for over a year, the Duke Lacrosse scandal. She also wrote about Hillary Clinton, Serena Williams, bull-riding, the Christian Right, and Columbine. Assigned to John Kerry’s plane, she reported on the 2004 presidential race and later became senior politics editor for

After contributing book reviews to the New York Times Book Review for many years, she started writing the Newly Released column for the paper's Arts section in 2010.

In 2013, she wrote "The Boy With a Thorn in His Joints," in the New York Times Magazine about her young son's arthritis and our family's efforts to help him get better using a variety of therapies, including changing his diet. The story became the basis of her book, "The Other Side of Impossible".

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