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Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Ms. magazine, Three Daughters, National Women’s Political Caucus


Letty Cottin Pogrebin is an author, journalist, lecturer and social justice activist.

A founding editor of Ms. magazine, she is also the author of nine books, including the novel Three Daughters. Among her nonfiction titles are two acclaimed memoirs–Getting Over Getting Older and Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America. In addition, she was the editor of the anthology, Stories for Free Children, and was the editorial consultant on Free to Be, You and Me. Letty’s articles have been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Nation, TV Guide, and Harpers Bazaar, among other publications, and for ten years, wrote “The Working Woman” column in The Ladies Home Journal.

Letty has also been a leader in many social justice causes and organizations, including four years as President of the Authors Guild. Besides serving as an editor at Ms. magazine for nearly twenty years, Letty also was a co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus; the Ms. Foundation for Women; and the International Center for Peace in the Middle East. She serves on the advisory boards of the Harvard Divinity School Women in Religion Program and the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Program.

Her civic activities have included two terms as Chair of the Board of “Americans for Peace Now,” an advocacy organization that works toward a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She participated for more than ten years in a dialogue group made up of Blacks and Jews, and for five years in a Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue Project.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin’s honors and awards range from Who’s Who in America to a Yale University Poynter Fellowship in Journalism to an Emmy Award for Free to Be You and Me.

She lives in New York City with her husband Bert, an attorney. They have three grown children and six grandchildren.

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