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Ada Calhoun

October 19, Copley Square
Ada Calhoun is an essayist, memoirist, and critic for the New York Times Book Review. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Billboard, Oprah.com, the New Yorker, and Cosmopolitan, and she has worked as an A-list ghostwriter on fourteen books since 2009, many of which were New York Times bestsellers. She is the author of three books: St. Marks Is Dead, a 400-year history of St. Marks Place in East Village, Manhattan, where the author grew up; Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, a memoir Washington Post called “warm-hearted, Ephron-like”; and the forthcoming Why We Can’t Sleep, which expands on her story for Oprah.com, “The New Midlife Crisis.” Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, an examination of marriage, divorce, and modern coupledom, was deemed by actress Molly Ringwald as “the definitive meditation on marriage in all of its mystery and imperfection.”