Caitlin Flanagan

Caitlin Flanagan (born 1961) is an American writer and social critic. A contributor to The Atlantic since February 2001, she was a staff writer for The New Yorker in 2004 and 2005, contributing five articles, including To Hell with All That.

She is the author of To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife (2006) and Girl Land (2012).

Flanagan was born and raised in Berkeley, California. Her father is the writer Thomas Flanagan.

Caitlin Flanagan holds a B.A. and an M.A. (1989) in Art History from the University of Virginia.

Before becoming a writer, Flanagan was an English teacher and college counselor at the Harvard-Westlake school in North Hollywood, California. Some of her essays underscore the emotional rewards and social value of a housewife's role. Consequently, she has been criticized, for instance by Joan Walsh, for misrepresenting her life choices and then condemning other women for not choosing a lifestyle Flanagan herself did not choose either.

Flanagan has appeared as a guest on The Colbert Report and Real Time with Bill Maher.

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