Candy Schulman is an award-winning writer of essays, humor pieces, health articles, profiles, travel and food features. She has received Best Essay of the Year awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and notable honors in Best American Essays. She has performed her work at Generation Women and other reading events. She has been a guest speaker on NPR and has led panels at leading writers' conferences. A writing professor at The New School in New York City, she specializes in the personal essay and memoir.