American journalist and author. Newman grew up in Scarsdale, New York; she earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.A. in English and comparative literature from Columbia University. As a freelance journalist, Newman has written on a wide range of subjectsentertainment, beauty, sex, relationships, books, science, and popular culturefor more than fifty periodicals, including
Vogue, Vanity Fair, Allure, Harper's Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Her article "I Have Seen Cancers Disappear," which first ran in Discover, was chosen for Best American Science and Nature Writing (2002). Newman's books include Parents from Hell: Unexpurgated Tales of Good Intentions Gone Awry (1995) and a memoir, You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of a New (Older) Mother (2004), which detailed the travails of giving birth (to twins) after "seven years of science." See also judithnewman.com.