Elizabeth Weil

Elizabeth Weil is fascinated by the ways we build our families in the United States, and the general lack of public discussion surrounding them. A contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, she is the author of They All Laughed at Christopher Columbus, which chronicles Gary Hudson's quest to build the first civilian spacecraft, and coauthor of Crib Notes, a cradle-side companion of facts and charts for new parents. Weil's work has appeared in Time and Rolling Stone and on National Public Radio's "This American Life." She lives in San Francisco.