Ada Calhoun

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(Calhoun, Ada) As a journalist, Ada Calhoun has freelanced for newspapers and magazines since 1998, at times serving as a crime reporter for the New York Post, a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, and a theater critic for New York magazine. Calhoun is the author of the New York history St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street. Her latest, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give (W. W. Norton & Company) is an unflinching but also loving portrait of her marriage prompted by her popular 2015 Modern Love essay, one of the most-read stories in the New York Times that year. Calhoun’s funny, poignant personal essays explore the bedrooms of modern coupledom for a nuanced discussion of infidelity, existential anxiety, and the many other obstacles to staying together. New York magazine writes, “A thoughtful read for the monogamous, the non-monogamous, and every relationship iteration in between.”