Laura Vanderkam, a New York City-based journalist, is the author of Grindhopping: Building a Rewarding Career without Paying Your Dues (McGraw-Hill, 2007), which the New York Post selected as one of four notable career books of 2007. She is a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors, and her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, City Journal, Scientific American, Reader’s Digest, Reason, and other publications. She specializes in translating complex economic, political, or scientific ideas into readable prose, and making people say, “I never thought of it that way before.”
A 2001 graduate of Princeton, she enjoys writing fiction, running, and singing soprano with the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, an organization for which she serves as president, and which specializes in commissioning new music from composers under age 35. She lives with her husband and two young boys.
Her most recent book, All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending, was published by Portfolio in March 2012.