About the Author
Maureen Dowd was born in Washington, DC, received a BA in English from Catholic University in 1973, then began her career at the Washington Star. From there she went to Time magazine, then moved to The New York Times in 1986 as a Washington correspondent. She has covered four presidential campaigns and served as a White House correspondent. In 1995 she became a columnist for The New York Times’s op-ed page and in 1999 won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.