Contributor

Danielle Crittenden Frum

Creative Director and CEO, Fig Tree & Vine

Danielle Crittenden Frum is Creative Director and CEO of <a href="http://www.figtreeandvine.com" rel="nofollow">Fig Tree and Vine</a>, an online Jewish lifestyle and e-commerce site launched in April 2015. She is also a Contributing Editor to the Huffington Post Media Group and longtime blogger for the Huffington Post. Her numerous articles and essays have appeared in the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, the <em>New York Times</em>, the <em>Washington Post</em>, the <em>Daily Telegraph</em>, and the <em>Ladies Home Journal</em>, among other publications. A former columnist for the <em>New York Post</em>, she has appeared on NBC's Today show, The O'Reilly Factor, ABC's 20/20 and Nightline, and network news shows, as well as numerous programs for CSPAN, MSNBC, PBS, CNN, Fox, NPR, CTV, and CBC. She is co-author of the cookbook, <em>From a Polish Country Kitchen</em> (Chronicle, Fall 2012), with Pulitzer-prize winning historian Anne Applebaum, and the author of three previous books: Her non-fiction book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/WHAT-OUR-MOTHERS-DIDNT-TELL/dp/0684859599/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_2" rel="nofollow">What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman</a></em> (Simon & Schuster, 1999; Touchstone 2000), resulted in <em>Vanity Fair</em> describing Crittenden as “one of the most important new thinkers about women and family”. She also has written two works of fiction: <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Presidents-Secret-Danielle-Crittenden/dp/1416947493/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338392793&sr=1-1" rel="nofollow">The President’s Secret IMs</a></em> (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2007), originally published on the Huffington Post; and <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0446530743/qid=1115219002/sr=2-2/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_2/102-3087015-1425721" rel="nofollow">Amanda Bright @ Home</a></em>, the first novel ever to be serialized by the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>(Warner Books, 2003). Crittenden was born in Toronto, Canada. She is married to journalist and author David Frum, a former special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush, and contributor to CNN and Daily Beast/Newsweek. They have three children and live in Washington, D.C. and Wellington, Ontario. You can email her at Danielle.Crittenden@huffingtonpost.com