Anita Diamant

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Anita Diamant is the author of thirteen books. Period. End of Sentence. The New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice is her most recent.

Her first novel, New York Times bestseller, The Red Tent, has been published in more than 25 countries. Winner of the 2001 Booksense Book of the Year Award, it was adapted into a two-part miniseries by Lifetime TV. Anita Diamant’s other bestselling novels include The Boston Girl, Day after Night, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Good Harbor.

Diamant has written six non-fiction guides to contemporary Jewish life: The Jewish Wedding Now, The Jewish Baby Book, Living a Jewish Life, Choosing a Jewish Life, How to Raise a Jewish Child, and Saying Kaddish. Pitching My Tent is drawn from twenty years of newspaper and magazine columns. An award-winning journalist, work has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Real Simple, Parenting, Hadassah, Reform Judaism, Boston Magazine and Yankee Magazine.

Anita Diamant grew up in Newark, New Jersey and Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in comparative literature and holds a master’s degree in English from Binghamton University.

She is the founding president of Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh, a reinvention of the ancient practice of ritual immersion.

She lives in the Boston area.


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