Wendy Paris is the author of Splitopia: Dispatches from Today’s Good Divorce and How to Part Well (Atria books/Simon & Schuster, March 2016). Read advance praise for Splitopia here.
Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Psychology Today, The New York Observer, The Guardian, Washington Post, Marketplace Radio, Travel & Leisure, Qz.com, Salon.com, Self, Jewish Week, and other outlets.
She is the author of a humorous dating guide based on fairy tales, Happily Ever After: The Fairy Tale Formula for Lasting Love (Harper Collins, 2001; translated into 14 languages), and the co-author of the wedding-planning guide Words for the Wedding: 1000 Quotes on Love and Marriage (Perigee/Penguin-Putnam, 2011, 2000).
Wendy was a 2014 Fellow with the Washington D.C.-based think-tank New America and 2012 Encore Fellow through Encore.org. She has been a visiting artist at the MacDowell Colony and the 18th Street Arts Center, and is currently on the board of the the family law reform organization the Center for Out of Court Divorce. She volunteers as a mentor-editor with the Op-Ed Project.
She lives in Los Angeles with her son, three blocks up from the beach from her former husband, with whom she has a warm co-parenting relationship.
Wendy has an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing from Columbia University. She blogs about the good divorce at PsychologyToday.com.
Stories by Wendy Paris
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How do we combat racial prejudice? New research reveals how parents influence the formation of bias in children.
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