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Talking Top Tens: Elisabeth Egan

Books Editor, Glamour Magazine and Author, A Window Opens


Elisabeth Egan is the books editor at Glamour. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Self, Glamour, O Magazine, People, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Huffington Post, The New York Times Book Review, LA Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, and the Newark Star-Ledger. She lives in New Jersey with her family. Follow Elisabeth on Twitter for more info!

And more with Elisabeth Egan…

Your current Netflix addiction:

I’m currently binge-watching “Catastrophe” on Amazon. 

What do you love most about your work?

As the Books Editor at Glamour, I get crates of books in the mail every morning. It’s like Christmas every day. 

One piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self:

Be kind to yourself and don’t worry so much about what other people think. And, of course, wear sunscreen. 

Midnight snack of choice:

I’d love to say kale, but the reality is: Cheez-Its. For me, they’re one of the great rediscoveries of parenthood, with Teddy Grahams as a close second. In fact, my kids don’t even eat Teddy Grahams anymore but I still buy them sometimes for you-know-who. 

A secret talent we should know about:

Without peeking at the name, I can tell you the make and model of just about every car on the road. Sometimes I get tripped up by Toyotas and Hyundais, but for the most part I’m an automative savant. Meanwhile, I drive a minivan. 

Charity/charities you support:

I support Cycle for Survival, which raises money for rare cancers. 100% of the money raised goes to research - and the list of rare cancers is a lot longer than you might think. 

The skill or sport you’re dying to learn:

If you could “learn” how to be a good dancer, I’d be the first in line. Not that my poor coordination keeps me off the dance floor...

Favorite pizza topping:

Spinach. Fun, right?

Cocktail of choice:

A dark and stormy, preferably imbibed on a roof deck with a view of the ocean. 

If you weren’t a Books Editor, you’d be a...

Real estate agent. Someone else would have to handle the paperwork, though - I’d be in it for the sales angle.