Megan Hustad was born in Minneapolis and grew up there, in the Caribbean, and Holland. In 1997 she moved to New York because that was where the book publishing jobs were. After working for Random House and the Perseus Books Group, in 2005 she founded Wherewithal Press, currently headquartered in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Post, Slate, Fortune, The Awl, and other publications.

More Than Conquerors: A Memoir of Lost Arguments was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in Feb. 2014. It’s a book about faith and family. How to Be Useful is available used on Amazon and someday (knock on wood) a revised, updated, altogether improved paperback version will appear.

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I tweet seldom and badly at @meganhustad.

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I do not read comments sections, so that’s a bad way to get my attention. As per above, however, anyone is welcome to email me.

For rights queries re. both How to Be Useful and More Than Conquerors, please contact my literary agent, Melissa Flashman at Trident Media Group:

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