Praise for my memoir, The Hot One
"Carolyn Murnick’s insights into the freighted complexities of youth, beauty, and sexuality, and how these forces collide within long, close female friendships, turn an already affecting murder mystery into a story for our time. Never morbid or sentimental, always honest, The Hot One is a wholly original memoir that explores and unpacks the often vexing reality of what it means to be a young woman in the 21st century."
—Kate Bolick, bestselling author of SPINSTER: Making a Life of One’s Own
"A journalist’s investigation into her childhood friend’s murder—a riveting subject on its own—is so much more in writer Carolyn Murnick’s hands. Murnick exposes the sticky complexity of female friendship and identity. She questions what our debts are to the dead and forces us to look at ourselves. Three pages in and I knew that I wouldn’t get anything else done. I inhaled The Hot One in 24 hours, riveted from its haunting preface to its heartbreaking final sentence."
—Susannah Cahalan, bestselling author of BRAIN ON FIRE: My Month of Madness
- Emerging Writer Fellow, Aspen Institute
Simon & Schuster
Author of The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder, recommended by NPR, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Entertainment Weekly, and named a best book of the year by Buzzfeed and The New York Post.
I've worked with veteran and debut authors alike helping them hone their story and connect with readers. I'm adept at ghostwriting and editing everything from personal essays and book proposals to full-length manuscripts, and my clients have been published by Big Five publishers including Riverhead, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Random House. As a ghostwriter, I'll work with you to tell your story in a compelling, evocative, and powerful way that, most importantly, sounds like you. As a co-writer, editor, or book coach, I'll walk you through the steps to make your story shine and enhance your own writing in the process. I'm particularly passionate about memoir, family sagas, personal history, and stories from underrepresented voices.
New York Magazine
Over more than a decade at New York magazine, I was an editor for both print and web specializing in culture, restaurants, travel, and events. I have edited, assigned, and written content for our award-winning verticals including Vulture, The Cut, Grub Street, and I've overseen numerous pop-up blogs on topics ranging from Paris to Sex and Relationships.
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