Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Pop Culture Writer

Meet the Author

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s writing takes readers behind the scenes of major moments in pop culture history and examines the lasting impact that our favorite TV shows, music, and movies have on our society and psyches. She investigates why pop culture matters deeply, from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Seinfeld, to Sex and the City and Mean Girls, to Beyoncé, Taylor, and Barbie. She has written eight books, including the New York Times bestseller Seinfeldia, When Women Invented Television, Sex and the City and Us, and So Fetch.

Jennifer began her career in newspapers and spent ten years on staff at Entertainment Weekly, where she reported from the front lines of Grey’s Anatomy, 30 Rock, Lost, and many teen dramas. Her writing has since appeared in BBC Culture, New York magazine, Billboard, and many other places. She currently curates and writes the Peabody Finds newsletter, featuring recommendations and media history, from the prestigious Peabody Awards in broadcasting. She also speaks and frequently serves as a media expert on pop culture history. Her own newsletter, Culture Trip, explores the intersections between pop culture, spirituality, and politics, with a dose of psychedelics.

She lives with her partner in New York’s Hudson Valley, where she likes to offset her TV time by climbing, running, doing yoga, playing amateur acoustic guitar covers, and practicing Zen Buddhism.

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