Doree Shafrir has contributed to The New York Observer, The New Yorker, Slate, and The Awl, and is the co-author of Love, Mom. She is a former editor at Gawker. Her website is

Real Housewives Amazon Scam

New York housewife Jill Zarin has been accused of anonymously boosting her new book on Amazon. Doree Shafrir investigates—and reveals Zarin asked her to review her book on Amazon.

Real Housewives' Unlikely Villain

Jill Zarin of Real Housewives of New York City has seemed a bit evil this season—she talks to Doree Shafrir about her rift with Bethenny Frankel, upping the drama, and her new book.

80-Year-Old Rock Stars

Betty White will soon be SNL's oldest host ever. View our gallery of red-hot 80-somethings. Plus, Doree Shafrir on the octogenarian revolution and Liz Smith on never retiring.

Exercise While You Commute

Why spend hours at the gym when you can exercise on the road? From traffic jam arm toners to subway calf-strengtheners, here are eight ways to work out in transit.

The Odd World of Digital Groupies

Obsessed fans spend hours online trying to talk to their rock gods—and sometimes, the efforts turn toxic. Doree Shafrir goes inside the bizarre world of extreme Internet fandom.

Outsourcing Pregnancy

Indian surrogacy is now a half-billion dollar industry. Doree Shafrir on why American couples—especially gay men—are having children abroad for less money and with fewer headaches.

An Appetite for Success

Crystal Renn starved herself to model, but only found happiness (and fame) when she became plus-size. Doree Shafrir talks to Renn about food, fashion, and her new memoir, Hungry.

10 Ways to Have a Baby

From embryo adoption to sperm washing, making a family is easier—and more complicated—than ever. Doree Shafrir on parenthood's new frontier.

Univ. of Martha

Martha Stewart's new instructional Web videos promise an upgrade to domestic bliss. Doree Shafrir follows Martha's how-to advice to get organized for the first time in her life.