Meghan Daum is a self-professed lover of giant dogs and has written about it in her essay, “The Dog Exception,” published in The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects Of Discussion. She is also the author of My Misspent Youth, Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House, The Quality Of Life Report, and most recently, The Problem With Everything, which was a New York Times Notable Book for 2019. Currently, she hosts the podcast, The Unspeakable, and is a columnist for Medium’s GEN. Earlier in her career, she was a Los Angeles Times columnist, and has written for publications like the New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Vogue (where she interviewed fellow dog mom Reese Witherspoon for a cover story). She is the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts grant.