Amy Ettinger is an essayist, journalist and editor. She writes incisively and humorously on topics ranging from marriage to hiking in the Vermont wilderness. Her essay "It's Not a Competition" is featured in the anthology, The Secret Lives of Lawfully Wedded Wives (July 2006). She has contributed to Backpacker Magazine, Sierra Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune.
Amy grew up in the Bay Area and attended UC Santa Cruz. She earned a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She's reported on former Sen. John Edwards, filed stories from the White House, and trailed Clint Eastwood around Pebble Beach. She began her writing career as a columnist for theSan Jose Mercury News covering issues affecting Generation X. She blogs at amyettinger.com.