Pamela Paul

marlene lopez

(Paul, Pamela) Pamela Paul is the editor of the New York Times Book Review and oversees books coverage at the New York Times. She is an award-winning author and journalist who has written for the Atlantic, Time, the New York Times magazine, Slate, and Vogue. She is a former columnist for the Economist and Worth magazine. She is the author four previous books, including The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, Pornified, Parenting, Inc., and By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life was published in 2015. Her most recent book is My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues (Henry Holt and Company). Imagine keeping a record of every book you’ve ever read. With passion, humor, and insight, the editor of the New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life. Bob is Paul’s Book of Books, a journal that records every book she’s ever read, from Sweet Valley High to Anna Karenina, from Catch-22 to Swimming to Cambodia, a journey in reading that reflects her inner life – her fantasies and hopes, her mistakes and missteps, her dreams and her ideas, both half-baked and wholehearted. But My Life with Bob isn’t really about those books. It’s about the deep and powerful relationship between book and reader.