Eilene Zimmerman

Eilene Zimmerman

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Contributor since:July 2009
Location:San Diego, Calif.

About Me

I'm a freelance journalist based in San Diego, Calif. I do a lot of business writing but also write about education, family life, social issues and politics. I have an interest in companies doing innovative work in science and technology. Over the years my work has been published in a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Self, Glamour, Psychology Today, CNNMoney.com, FORTUNE Small Business Magazine, Slate.com, Salon.com and others. I write a monthly column in the Sunday New York Times Business section called "Career Couch."



I'm Known For...

my professionalism and sincere desire to understand what I'm writing about. Also my chocolate chip cookies.

My Current Project


My Greatest Achievement

Yes, it's my kids

My Biggest Regret

I can't say, but I'd like to...

I Truly Respect

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

How I Pay For This Wardrobe

it's not much of a wardrobe, believe me

Things That Really Happened

I dated Mario Batali in college

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

writing and teaching inner city kids writing

Why True/Slant

so many smart, interesting voices

My Other Website

www.eilenezimmerman.com and http://takingmyownadvice.com/


What I'm Currently Addicted To...

baking recipes from www.smittenkitchen.com

This Is Annoying Me...

parking tickets for having my wheels turned away from the curb

This Is Making Me Worry...

earthquakes, the recession, dwindling freelance budgets, the public schools in California and--yes--global warming.

This Is Bringing Me Joy...

my kids, my friends...

I'm Running From...

my "to-do" list

This Is Helping Me Create...

some interesting conversation

This Is Making Me Think - Hard...

healthcare reform

This Makes My Teeth Itch

driving on freeways

Can't Do Without

my (very old, non-electronic) rolodex and chocolate

My Most Awkward Moment

an interview with Johnny Rotten 20 years ago, for which I was completely unprepared (and laughing).

My Secret Ambition

to be a pastry chef

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