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Maureen Dowd


Ms. Dowd is sponsored by Lindy Mullinax & Ray Moldow

Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and author of two New York Times best sellers, became an Op-Ed columnist in 1995. In August 2014, she also became a writer for The Times Magazine.

Born in Washington, Ms. Dowd began her journalism career in 1974 as an editorial assistant for The Washington Star, where she later became a sports columnist, metropolitan reporter and feature writer. In 1983, she joined The New York Times as a metropolitan correspondent and then moved to The Times’s Washington bureau in 1986 to cover politics. Ms. Dowd has covered seven presidential campaigns, served as The Times’s White House correspondent, and written “On Washington,” a column for The Times Magazine. In the run-up to the 2004 presidential election, G. P. Putnam published her first book, “Bushworld,” which covered the presidency and personality of George W. Bush. After “Bushworld” quickly climbed the best-seller list, Ms. Dowd switched from presidential politics to sexual politics in another bestseller, “Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide,” released in 2005. Her latest book, “The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics,” was published in 2016 and tries to make sense of the most divisive Presidential race in modern history.

In addition to The New York Times, Ms. Dowd has written for GQ, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, Mademoiselle, Sports Illustrated and others. Her column appears every Sunday.


Scheduled events:
Politics: The 2016 Election
Pulitzer Prize winner and NYT op-ed columnist Dowd observes that, in 2016, "America got mad - and went mad" She will discuss her new book on the most mind-bending campaign in anyone's memory, and share insights and anecdotes about the presidential candidates themselves, both of whom she has covered since the 90s.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 567)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Foyer (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Maureen Dowd
Moderator: Jill Jorden Spitz
Maureen Dowd
The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics: The political columnist traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant battles of the sexes ever: the 2016 presidential race between Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump.

Mostly Books, Booth #240 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 12, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science

Author: Maureen Dowd
Freedom of the Press
The national media has taken a pummeling in the current political climate, a time when a free and unfettered press has never been more critical to American democracy. Three distinguished journalists discuss the future of the Fourth Estate and what unbiased and fact-based reporting will look like going forward.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joe Conason, Maureen Dowd, Evan Thomas
Moderator: Jim Nintzel

Books:
The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Twelve
September 2016
ISBN 9781455539260
Hardcover, 464 pages
$30.00, INSTORE
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Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016--the most bizarre, disruptive and divisive Presidential race in modern history. More/less

Are Men Necessary
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Berkley
October 2006
ISBN 9780425212363
Paperback, 338 pages
$15.00, INSTORE
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In a humorous look at the world of sexual politics, the author explores the changing dynamics of gender relations in the modern world, covering such topics as online dating and the American obsession with aging and appearance.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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