Catherine Newman

Catherine Newman is the author of a new novel, We All Want Impossible Things, the kids’ how-to books How to Be a Person and What Can I Say?, the memoirs Catastrophic Happiness and Waiting for Birdy, and the middle-grade novel One Mixed-Up Night. She is also the author of the food and parenting blog Ben and Birdy, and she edits the non-profit kids’ cooking magazine ChopChop. Newman is the etiquette columnist for Real Simple magazine and a regular contributor to the New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Boston Globe, and many other publications. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family. Visit her website at


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July 8, 2023