Maureen Dowd

Easton Press Maureen Dowd books

Are Men Necessary? - signed first edition - 2005


Columnist Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd, born on January 14, 1952, in Washington, D.C., is an influential American columnist and author known for her incisive and often humorous commentary on politics and culture. Her distinctive voice and sharp wit have made her a prominent figure in American journalism. Dowd's journey in journalism began at The Washington Star, where she worked as an editorial assistant and eventually rose to the position of sports columnist. In 1983, she joined The New York Times, initially as a metropolitan reporter. Her talent and keen observational skills quickly earned her a reputation, leading to her appointment as a Washington correspondent and later as an op-ed columnist. As a columnist for The New York Times, Dowd has covered a wide range of political and social issues. Her columns are characterized by a unique blend of humor, satire, and insightful analysis. Over the years, she has interviewed and profiled numerous political figures, offering her readers a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities shaping American politics.

Dowd's writing has earned her several accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1999, recognizing her outstanding contributions to the field of journalism. Her columns often tackle gender dynamics, power structures, and the complexities of political life, and she has been an influential voice in discussions about the role of women in the media and society. Beyond her journalistic work, Dowd has authored several books, including Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk (2004) and Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide (2005). These books reflect her broader exploration of societal and cultural issues.

Known for her acerbic humor and keen observations, Maureen Dowd remains a prominent figure in American journalism, contributing to the national discourse with her columns that blend insightful analysis with a distinctive and engaging writing style.

Maureen Dowd column

Maureen Dowd's columns cover a wide range of topics, including politics, culture, and societal issues. Her writing style is characterized by wit, humor, and sharp analysis. Dowd often uses her platform to provide commentary on current events, share her insights into political figures, and explore broader themes related to gender, power dynamics, and the state of American society.


Are Men Necessary? - When Sexes Collide

Are men afraid of smart, successful women? Why did feminism fizzle? Why are so many of today's women freezing their faces and emotions in an orgy of plasticity? Is "having it all" just a cruel hoax?

In this witty and wide-ranging book, Maureen Dowd looks at the state of the sexual union, raising bold questions and examining everything from economics and presidential politics to pop culture and the "why?" of the Y chromosome.

In our ever-changing culture where locker room talk has become the talk of the town, Are Men Necessary? will intrigue Dowd's devoted readers and anyone trying to sort out the chaos that occurs when sexes collide.


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