Catherine Newman is the author of the award-winning bestseller How to Be a Mensch, as well as two parenting memoirs: Waiting for Birdy and Catastrophic Happiness, and a middle-grade novel, One Mixed-Up Night, which has been published in various languages and as a special PJ Library edition. She is also one of the co-authors of the book Stitch Camp. Newman writes an etiquette column for Real Simple magazine and is the editor of ChopChop, a James Beard Award-winning kids' food magazine. She also contributes to the New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, Parents, and Cup of Jo. Her family and she live in Amherst, Massachusetts. Catherine Newman's website is catherinenewmanwriter.com.