My look in 5th grade could be called “unkempt Cookie Monster”

Short Bio

Anna Goldfarb is author of the humor memoir, “Clearly, I Didn’t Think This Through” (Berkley Books, Penguin). Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vice, Refinery29, and more. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband Mike and their three-legged cat, Eleanor. She tweets about spilling rosé on her sweatpants @AnnaGoldfarb.

Long Bio

You probably wouldn’t look at a girl who’s dressed as a marshmallow for her 5th grade class picture and think, “I bet you a million dollars that she will be Philly’s most popular dating blogger.” Well, she is! I mean, I am! Philadelphia Weekly said so. I can’t believe it either.

Even though I looked like a feral child, I can assure you that I wasn’t raised in a jungle. In fact, I was born in the opposite of the jungle–a tiny town outside of Albany, New York called East Greenbush. I’m the middle daughter to a nice Jewish couple who really should have taught their eleven-year-old some grooming basics. Seriously, my hair looks like Chewbacca’s armpit in that photo.

My family relocated to a lovely Chicago suburb in 1992, the summer before my eighth grade year. My parents bribed me with a trip to Space Camp to cooperate with the move, which, you have to admit, is pretty badass in a geeky way. I moved to New York City when I was 18 to attend Barnard College. I settled in Philadelphia when I was 24 and earned my master’s degree in journalism from Temple University.

I write about dating on my blog, Shmitten Kitten. It’s been around since 2008 and it’s garnered over seven million pageviews. Not too shabby. My relationship writing has appeared in Washington Post, Marie Claire, Salon, Cosmopolitan, and more. My food writing has appeared in Edible Philly, Thrillist, Eater Philly, and The Kitchn.

My book, “Clearly, I Didn’t Think This Through” (Berkley Books, Penguin) is a humor memoir about how terrible I am at being an adult. I talk about guys I’ve dated, impulsive decisions I’ve made, and all the furniture I’ve broken by accident. It’s a fun read.

I’m currently working on adapting “Clearly, I Didn’t Think This Through” for television and I’m represented by Michelle Weiner at CAA. I’m also working on a guide for couples who are planning on moving in together.

You can find me on Twitter @AnnaGoldfarb and you can contact me at anna@annagoldfarb.com.

Photo by Dom Savini Photography

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