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Slate recaps a discussion I had last week with AJ Jacobs, Wilhelmina Rhodes-Kelly, and Chris Whitten on how technology is affecting the family tree. I talked a little bit about what drew me to research my ancestry in the first place.
When A.J. Jacobs, the best-selling author and Esquire editor at large, started researching his family tree, he realized that he had begun to sense a connection with relations in even the most distant branches. For instance, he now felt irrationally warm toward Judge Judy, his seventh cousin three times removed—once...
My essay, "America's Ancestry Craze," is the cover of the June issue of Harper's! I'm also writing a book for Random House about the science and superstition of ancestry.
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Writer, reader, and critic
I'm working on a book for Random House about the science and superstition of ancestry. My essay, "America's Ancestry Craze," was the cover story of the June 2014 issue of Harper's. My writing has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Bookforum, Narrative, the New York Times Book Review, the Awl, Medium, Tin House, Granta, the Los Angeles Times, Oxford American, and many other publications. I received the Narrative Prize in 2009 for an excerpt from a novel I'm also writing
Maud Newton's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Episode 50 — Maud Newton | Other People with Brad Listi
Maud Newton is the guest. One of the web's most influential book bloggers. She also reviews books and is a former attorney who now works