Abby Ellin is the author of Teenage Waistland: A Former Fat Kid Weighs In on Living Large, Losing Weight, and How Parents Can (and Can't) Help (hardcover, June 2005; paperback, Jan. 2007).
For five years, Abby wrote the "Preludes" column, about young people and money, in the Sunday Money and Business section of The New York Times. She also regularly writes for the Thursday and Sunday Styles section, as well as the business section.
Her work has appeared in a range of publications, including Time, The Village Voice, Marie Claire, More, Self, Glamour, The Boston Phoenix, and Spy (RIP). She's an editor-at-large for Gotham magazine and has an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. But her greatest claim to fame is naming "Karamel Sutra" ice cream for Ben and Jerry's.