Laura was born and raised in Southside Place and graduated from West University Elementary and St. John’s School. She attended Amherst College and subsequently worked as an editor, author, and national journalist with bylines in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Slate, Vogue, the Jewish Daily Forward, and many other publications. Laura is also the co-author of four young-adult novels and of many nonfiction books, several of them New York Times bestsellers. Laura now lives in West University Place with her husband, Arun. Laura and Arun have two young children, Leo and Claudia, and three rescue cats.