Michaele Weissman is a freelance journalist and author who writes about food, families, and American culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and dozens of other online and paper publications. She is the co-author with Carol Hymowitz of A History of Women in America, a narrative history that has sold nearly 250,000 copies since its publication in 1980. More recently, she is the author of God in a Cup, a travelogue and exploration of the specialty coffee scene. She teaches writing and is a member of the steering committee of New Directions. Michaele lives, cooks, and entertains with her husband in Chevy Chase, Maryland.