Daphne Merkin is a former staff writer for The New Yorker and a regular contributor to Elle. Her writing frequently appears in The New York Times, W, Vogue and other publications. Her previous books include Enchantment, which won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for best novel on a Jewish theme, and two collections of essays: Dreaming of Hitler and The Fame Lunches, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She has just released a memoir, This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression. Merkin lives in New York City.
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