Pamela Druckerman is the author of Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, a New York Times best seller which has been translated into 30 languages (including Mongolian) and optioned as a feature film by Blueprint Pictures. Its UK title is French Children Don’t Throw Food.
Her latest book is a portrait of modern middle age called There Are No Grown-Ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story, which Kirkus Reviews called “a trenchant and witty book on maturity and ‘middle-age shock.’”
In 2017, she won an Emmy for The Forger, a 16-minute New York Times documentary about a Frenchman who forged documents during WWII. The film was also a finalist for the Peabody Award and won prizes from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International and NPPA. Pamela shared a 2015 Overseas Press Club award for “best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad” for video coverage of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.
Pamela’s op-eds, essays, articles and reviews have appeared in the The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair France, Madame Figaro, The Washington Post, The Guardian, the Financial Times, The Times (UK), The Sunday Times (U.K.), New York Magazine and many other publications. She has appeared as a commentator on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, BBC Woman’s Hour, Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, PRI, the CBC, Europe1, Le Grand Journal, On n’est pas couché, France24 and Oprah.com.
Bringing Up Bébé was a #1 best seller in the U.K. (Sunday Times); a top-ten best seller in the United States (The New York Times); and has appeared on best-seller lists in Germany, Russia and Brazil. Pamela is also the author of Bébé Day By Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting and Lust in Translation: Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee.
From 1997 to 2002 Pamela was a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal based in Buenos Aires, São Paulo and New York. She was also a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from Colgate University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University. She grew up in Miami.
In March 2020, at the start of the Paris lockdown, Pamela and her husband Simon Kuper founded PANDEMONIUM U, a series of free Zoom classes for kids and adults taught by experts around the world. To hear about future classes, subscribe to PANDEMONIUM U’s newsletter here.