Melissa Kirsch is the author of The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything (Workman, 2007). She has been writing professionally for and about women since 1998, when she was an editor at one of the first sites for girls on the Web. Melissa is a former Senior Producer for Oxygen Media, where she edited their pop culture brand for women in their 20s, Girls On, and authored the relationship advice column, "Ask Princess." She has written for Nerve, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, National Geographic Traveler, New York and Scientific American. She's discussed women's issues on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and other television networks around the country, as well as on hundreds of national and local radio shows. A recipient of numerous writing awards and fellowships, Melissa blogs for the Huffington Post, writes the "My Secret Library" column for KGB Bar Lit, and lives in New York City.
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