Ellen Goodman is a rare writer and thinker who senses emerging shifts in our public and private lives, often altering perceptions of confounding issues.

For more than 30 years, her Pulitzer Prize-winning commentary appeared in more than 400 newspapers nationwide and she is the author of seven books. 

As an innovator and keen observer, she has commented on the tumult of social change and its impact on families, and shattered the mold of men writing exclusively about politics.

Her tools in this work, she has said are “skepticism, the perspective that we call humor and, I guess, something in the DNA that says, ‘hey, wait a minute.’” She has also written about demise of civility and the rise of food fight journalism and food fight politics.

Today she also follows the headlines and trends surrounding end-of-life care topics, writing to debunk the myths, taboos and fears associated with end-of-life care conversations.


Women who once aspired to the image of superwoman now worry about becoming superdrudge. Those who wanted to have it all now ask whether they have to do it all.

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