Photo: Willy Somma

Photo: Willy Somma

I'm a Senior Culture Writer at BuzzFeed Reader, where I write about everything from Instagram culture to debut novelists. My first novel, Startup, will be published by Little, Brown on April 25. (You may pre-order it now!) I've also worked as an editor or staff writer at Rolling Stone, the New York Observer, Gawker, and Philadelphia Weekly, and have contributed to publications including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Slate, The Awl, Daily Beast, Marie Claire, and Wired. (Click on "Work" above to read some of my stuff.)

I grew up outside of Boston, went to college in Philadelphia, lived in New York for nine years, and now live in LA with my husband Matt Mira, a comedy writer and podcaster, and our dog Beau, a rescue mutt of indeterminate origin.