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Cathi Hanauer is the New York Times bestselling author of three acclaimed novels (Gone, Sweet Ruin, and My Sister's Bones) and two anthologies: The Bitch in the House (2002), which sold in sixteen countries, and The Bitch is Back, which was an NPR Best Book of 2016. She's published articles, essays, and criticism in The New York Times, Elle, O, Real Simple, and many other magazines, and is the co-founder, along with her husband, Daniel Jones, of the New York Times "Modern Love" column. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts and New York City. Find her at, or watch her 2017 TED talk, "How to Avoid Becoming The Bitch in the House and The Bastard on the Couch."