by Collin Thalken

M.G. Lord

M. G. Lord is the author of The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted By Her Beauty to Notice, which won the Los Angeles Press Club Award for the best book on an entertainment subject in 2012.  Her other books include Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll and Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science, a family memoir of cold-war aerospace culture.  She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review and her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Discover, and Travel + Leisure.  She teaches in the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California, and has led workshops at the Yale Writers’ Conference and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.