Photo Credit: Jessica Pitt

Photo Credit: Jessica Pitt

Rachel Friedman is the author of The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure (Bantam, 2011). It was chosen as a Target Breakout Book and selected by Goodreads’ readers as one of the best travel books of 2011. Buy TGGGTGL!

Rachel’s second book, And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood, is forthcoming from Penguin Books. It received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. You will make all her author dreams come true if you pre-order it.

Rachel’s essays and articles have appeared in The Best Women’s Travel WritingThe McSweeney’s Book of Politics and Musicals, the Swedish anthology GranslosThe New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among others.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA, MA) and the creative nonfiction program at Rutgers-Newark (MFA), she has taught literature, journalism, and writing at Columbia University, New York University, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. 

She lives in Brooklyn with her son.