Pamela Paul's latest book Parenting, Inc.: How We Are Sold on $800 Strollers, Fetal Education, Baby Sign Language, Sleeping Coaches, Toddler Couture, and Diaper Wipe Warmers -- And What It Means for Our Children, has just been published by Times Books/Henry Holt.
Paul writes about social and cultural issues, demographic trends, women's issues, and family. Her first book, The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, was named one of the best books of 2002 by The Washington Post; her second book, Pornified, was named one of the best books of 2005 by The San Francisco Chronicle. Paul began her writing career as a London- and New York-based correspondent for The Economist, where for four years she wrote a monthly column on world arts trends, and contributed film, theatre, and book reviews between 1997 and 2003. She was previously a senior editor for American Demographics magazine, where she wrote about political opinion, and social, media and demographic trends. She writes for Time magazine and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The National Post, The New York Sun, Psychology Today, Health, Self, Ladies' Home Journal, Redbook, More, and Marie Claire. Online, she has written for Slate, Salon, and Inside.com. She has been a guest on Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Early Show, and Politically Incorrect, and has made frequent appearances on NPR, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.