Wendy Paris is a journalist and author currently working on a book about the good divorce, to be published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster in 2015. Her book challenges the common assumptions about the long-term negative impact of divorce and shows how many of our fears are based on outdated studies, old laws, and sensationalized reporting of worst-case scenarios. She shares the encouraging conclusions of hundreds of studies on divorce, as well as her own experience and profiles of couples in collaborative, productive post-marriage relationships.
She has also written essays and articles about marriage, psychology, art, health and travel for a variety of print and electronic outlets, including The New York Times, Psychology Today, This Old House andTravel & Leisure. She is the author of Happily Ever After, a humorous book of dating advice based on fairy tales (HarperCollins), and the co-author of Words for the Wedding (Perigee).
She is a 2014 Schwartz Fellow with the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit, non-partisan enterprise New America Foundation. As a Schwartz Fellow, she will be working on her book and other issues surrounding the changing American family. She was also a 2013 Fellow at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, and a 2012 Encore Fellow through Encore.org. Through Encore.org, she served as the Communications Director of Sustainable South Bronx.