Melanie Rehak is the author of two books: Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her, a New York Times Bestseller, Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and winner of an Edgar Award for Biography from the Mystery Writers of America; and Eating for Beginners: An Education in Eating from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid. She is the Program Manager of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.

She has been a fellow at The Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library as well as The MacDowell Colony. Her essays, reviews, and poetry have appeared in many publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Slate, Salon, The Times Literary Supplement, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Real Simple, and many others.


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The poem on the home page of this website is "Variations: The Air Is Sweetest That A Thistle Guards," section VI, by James Merrill.