Lauren is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer whose work has been featured in Elle, Vogue, Glamour, InStyle, Teen Vogue, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, New York Magazine, Boston Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune; her short stories have appeared in the literary magazines Fourteen Hills, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, FiveChapters, MonkeyBicycle and Anderbo. She is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide To Careers in Fashion (Penguin/Razorbill) and she received her M.F.A. in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College.
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Five Chapters, June 2013
The summer that Courtney Love first recorded the lyric, “I fake it so real, I am beyond fake,” I was fifteen and working full-time as an assistant counselor at the Northern Virginia Jewish Community Center’s pre-school camp.
Vol. 1 Brooklyn, June 2013
It was two o’clock in the afternoon, and they were lying in his bed. She’d been awake for hours, reading his copy of The Norton Anthology of English Literature and watching him as he slept.
Fourteen Hills, Spring 2012
Nobody Moves, Nobody Gets Hurt
He introduced himself, incredibly, as Chris’s boss. I couldn’t believe it. I looked at Chris over The Boss’s shoulder, and he rolled his eyes, but only a little bit. I got the message: I’d be nice.
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The Cult of the Jewish Summer Camp
For many Jewish kids and teens on the East Coast, sleepaway camp isn’t just an eight-week escape from school—it’s a religion.
Town & Country / July 2017
On making peace with the fact that my toddler will remember far less than she forgets…
Boomdash / July 2017
What Will Life Be Like For Women With Trump In Power?
This election might just mobilise, even radicalise, women.
Elle UK / November 2016
Notes From New York: Hillary Nailed It…But The Night Was Still All About Trump
She slays, but he’s a beast of some significance.
Elle UK / September 2016
Sweet Inspirations: Oscar Portfolio
Six legendary actresses, three unforgettable conversations.
InStyle / March 20112 3