Priscilla Gilman is the author of The Anti-Romantic Child: A Memoir of Unexpected Joy. The Anti-Romantic Child was excerpted in Newsweek magazine and featured on the cover of its international edition; it was a Best Book of 2011 for both The Leonard Lopate Show and the Chicago Tribune and was one of five nominees for a Books for a Better Life Award for Best First Book. Gilman received her B.A. and Ph.D. in English and American literature from Yale University, and was a professor of English literature at both Yale and Vassar College. Recently, she has taught poetry to inmates in a restorative justice program and to New York City elementary, middle, and high school students. She lives with her family in New York City.