University of Pittsburgh


The Alexandra L. Rowan Foundation Presents Author Meghan Daum

Apr 6 2017 - 8:30pm

Meghan DaumMeghan Daum has been an op-ed columnist for The Los Angeles Times since 2005. A 2015 Guggenheim fellow, she is the author of four books as well as the editor of the anthology Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Choice Not to Have Children. Daum’s own collection of essays, The Unspeakable: And Other Sub-jects of Discussion is a series of original works looking at sentimentality and manufactured emotion in American life. She has contributed to public radio's Morning Edition, Marketplace and This American Life and has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Harper's, GQ, Elle, and Vogue.

Daum’s other books include Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House), a personal chronicle of real estate addiction and obsessive fascination with houses, the novel The Quality of Life Report and the essay collection My Misspent Youth. She currently divides her time between Los Angeles and New York, where she is an adjunct associate professor in the MFA writing division at Columbia University's School of the Arts.  

Free and open to the public. 

Alexandra Rowan was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Writing Program. For more information about her life and the Alexandra L. Rowan Memorial Foundation, visit

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Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
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