Photo: Willy Somma

Photo: Willy Somma

Doree Shafrir is the author of the novel Startup. (Order it!) She is also the co-host of the podcasts Forever35, a podcast about self-care, and Matt & Doree's Eggcellent Adventure, a podcast about infertility. Doree worked at BuzzFeed News for six years in a number of editorial positions, including Executive Editor, Senior Culture Writer, and Senior Tech Writer. She has also worked as an editor or staff writer at Rolling Stone, the New York Observer, Gawker, and Philadelphia Weekly, and has contributed to publications including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Slate, The Awl, Daily Beast, Marie Claire, and Wired. (Click on "Writing" above to read some of her stuff.)

She grew up outside of Boston, went to college in Philadelphia, lived in New York for nine years, and now lives in LA with her husband Matt Mira, a comedy writer and podcaster, and their rescue mutt Beau.