Books by Alexandra Robbins

New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Robbins, 27, is a journalist who was formerly on the Washington, DC staff of The New Yorker magazine. She has written for a variety of publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington


Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"Real-life perspectives on the immersive, unifying, and chancy culture of fraternities."
The author of Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities (2004) returns to campus to continue to sift through the realities and misconceptions of Greek life. Read full book review >
THE NURSES by Alexandra Robbins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"An insightful perspective on the realities of crucial health care providers."
An intimate look at the lives of nurses. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"These stories are not just entertaining but important, reminding us to celebrate our quirks and those which we see in others as well."
Already known for providing readers a new angle on a familiar subject—e.g., college sororities (Pledged, 2004), obsessive students (The Overachievers, 2006)—Robbins now applies that same incisive inside scoop to the lives of high-schoolers who feel…different. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Some worthwhile research here, buried under an off-putting amount of teenage trivia."
An overwritten account of the overachiever culture that is stressing out teenagers. Read full book review >
PLEDGED by Alexandra Robbins
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2004

"This lubricious inquiry may infuriate those who value their sorority pins, but for outsiders it's merely a tedious guide to the goings-on in chapter houses."
Cosmo contributor, Oprah guest, and Skull and Bones investigator Robbins (Secrets of the Tomb, 2002) offers a titillating take on sisterhood gone mad. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 6, 2002

"Short on juicy secrets, long on tedium."
New Yorker staff writer Robbins (co-author, Quarterlife Crisis, not reviewed) stretches a few secrets of the Yale secret society into a dreary extended narrative. Read full book review >