Maureen Dowd is a columnist for the New York Times and a best-selling author, known for her wry and acerbic political analysis. During the 1970s and the early 1980s, she worked for Time magazine and the Washington Star, where she covered news as well as sports and wrote feature articles. Dowd joined the Times in 1983 as a metropolitan reporter and eventually became an op-ed writer for the newspaper in 1995. In 1999, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her series of columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the Clinton administration. She is the author of the bestsellers Bushworld and Are Men Necessary? Her latest book is The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics (Grand Central Publishing), a collection of her incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016–the most bizarre, disruptive and divisive Presidential race in modern history.