Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and oversees books coverage at The New York Times, which she joined in 2011 as the children’s books editor. She is also the host of the weekly Book Review podcast for The Times. She is the author and editor of five books, most recently, My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues. Her first book, The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, was named one of the best books of 2002 by The Washington Post; her second book, Pornified, was named one of the best books of 2005 by The San Francisco Chronicle. Her third book, Parenting, Inc., an investigation of the childrearing business and the commercialization of early childhood, was published in 2008. Her fourth book, By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life was published in 2015. She is a former columnist for The Economist, Worth magazine and The New York Times Styles section. She is a former contributor to Time magazine. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Education Life, Slate, Vogue, Psychology Today, Brown Alumni Magazine and other national publications. She began her career as the editor of the Parent Publishing program at Scholastic. In 2015, she won Girls Write Now’s Gamechanger Award.