Books by Alex Witchel

Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Warm and always humane, Witchel's narrative is a poignant, candid reminder of the new normal that now defines so many adult child-aging parent relationships."
A journalist's bittersweet memoir about coping with her mother's dementia by preparing her mother's recipes. Read full book review >
THE SPARE WIFE by Alex Witchel
Released: Feb. 7, 2008

"Witchel's eye for detail is delicious, and the novel is engaging in its way, if you don't mind stereotypes and a total lack of moral fiber—even the good deeds are calculated."
The Devil Wears Prada meets the Social Register in Witchel's second foray into fiction (Me Times Three, 2002). Read full book review >
ME TIMES THREE by Alex Witchel
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Reasonably evocative of the self-indulgent '80s, with some diverting magazine and party scenes, but they'd have to be a lot sharper to make up for a tired plot and a heroine who's not nearly as endearing as her creator thinks."
From Witchel (Girls Only, 1997), famed and feared for her acerbic profiles in the New York Times, a surprisingly bland first novel about life on the media fast track in Manhattan. Read full book review >
GIRLS ONLY by Alex Witchel
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"I took my SATs in'') may be willing to give her the benefit of the doubts raised by her presumption of an audience for all of her privileged communications."
In the saucy short profiles she regularly turns out for the New York Times, Witchel displays a knack for breeziness that doesn't come so naturally here: Sustaining it for the length of a book means sometimes forcing it, and this time the subject is personal—the bonds and unresolved tensions among her mother, her sister, and herself. Read full book review >