Molly Jong-Fast is the author of Normal Girl (Villard 2000), Girl, Maladjusted (Villard 2004), and The Social Climber’s Handbook (Villard May 2011). She has written for many newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Harpers Bazaar, W Magazine, Cosmo, The Times (UK), and Marie Claire. She lives in Manhattan. She is married to a recovering academic. They have three very small children, all of whom like to talk to her when she is on the phone.


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THE GAYLE KING SHOW — Erica and Molly Jong on Sex, Culture, and Rep. Anthony Weiner Watch clip

NEW YORK Magazine/INTELLIGENCER: “Fear of Talking About Sex: Jong versus Jong-Fast.” Read it.

“Being a prude in a family of libertines.” Read Molly’s article in SALON

TODAY Books highlights The Social Climbers Handbook in “Lethal ladies: 7 novels about killer women.” View the article. (Click the “next down” arrow on the left to see The Social Climbers Handbook blurb.)

FRESH FICTION says, “Molly Jong-Fast’s wit is superb, and the way she portrays the Upper East Side family life is fascinatingly intriguing.” Read the full review.

Camilla Webster says this about The Social Climber’s Handbook in a FORBES post: “Kudos go to author Molly Jong-Fast for capturing the state of womanhood and married life in its grittiest and for creating believable characters who do things that make people say, you can’t make this stuff up.” Read the review/interview.

Read the NYDAILYNEWS.COM interview Molly.

JANUARY MAGAZINE says this about The Social Climber’s Handbook: “Molly Jong-Fast’s tone this black comedy account of the life of a Park Avenue ‘Recessionista’ is flat, cool and perfect.” Read full review

Molly’s “A Fear of Flying of My Very Own” was published in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (‘Traveler’s Tale’). Read

“Upper East chide: A novel look at her ‘hood.'” Read the article in the NEW YORK POST.

Read ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, “Molly Jong-Fast on Mom—And Murder.”

WWD interviews Molly. Read “The Killer Next Door” in ‘EyeScoop.’

THE NEW YORK POST selects The Social Climber’s Handbook for ‘Required reading’ (April 23, 2011). View

INTERVIEWMAGAZINE.COM —”Murder in Manolos: Molly Jong-Fast on Her New Kind of American Psycho.” Read

The competitive world of Upper East Side parenting—HARPER’S BAZAAR. Read Molly’s “The Mommy Diaries.”

TOWN & COUNTRY features The Social Climber’s Handbook in its May ‘On the Bookshelf.’ View

VANITY FAIR includes The Social Climber’s Handbook in its May ‘Hot Type’ section. View

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