Patty DannPatty Dann is the author of Sweet & Crazy; Mermaids, which was turned into a film starring Cher, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci; and The Baby Boat, an account of her own experiences adopting a child from Lithuania. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, O magazine, Redbook, More magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. She has an MFA in writing from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Oregon. She currently lives in New York City.
Books & Audio
Transforming Memories into Memoir
Sometimes all it takes is a single word to spark a strong memory. Bicycle. Snowstorm. Washing machine. By presenting one-word prompts and simple phrases, author and writing teacher Patty Dann gives us the keys to unlock our life stories. Organized… Read More
A Memoir of Loss (and Learning to Tell the Truth about It)
The moment when Patty Dann’s husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she felt as though the ground had dropped out beneath her. Her grief, however, was immediately interrupted by the realization that she would have to tell their three-year-old… Read More
About the Author
Patty Dann earned her MFA in writing from Columbia University. Her columns have appeared in the New York Times “Modern Love” column, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Christian Science Monitor, O Magazine, Redbook, and Poets & Writers, as well as in The Writer’s Handboo , Dirt: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House, and This I Believe: On Motherhood. She has served as a judge for the Scholastic Young Writers’ Awards and has taught at Sarah Lawrence College and the West Side YMCA in New York City.