Katy Read

Reporter | Niche products
Phone: 612-673-4583
Katy Read writes about aging, wellness and other feature topics for the niche products department. She joined the Star Tribune in 2011, and has written for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Duluth News-Tribune and the Crookston Daily Times. Her freelance writing has appeared in Salon.com, More, Real Simple, Working Mother, Minnesota Monthly and anthologies including “TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood.”

Recent content from Katy Read

Call him Larry Poppins

Male nannies give a traditional child-care role a modern makeover. Say hello to the "manny."

Updated: June 01, 2011, - 09:10 AM

Keep those fingers crossed: long-term care insurance

Do you have long-term care insurance? Better hope you never need it.

Updated: April 13, 2011, - 11:01 AM

Above average housing

University-only housing offers room to expand the intellect.

Updated: April 13, 2011, - 10:51 AM

The world of retail, from the trenches

BOOK REVIEW: Freelance journalist Caitlin Kelly makes a persuasive case for better treatment of retail's massive undervalued workforce.

Updated: April 13, 2011, - 09:09 AM

Blogging it off: Lose weight, with help

For people struggling to lose weight, blogs offer a community of support and a place to turn for advice when that piece of chocolate cake calls your name.

Updated: April 11, 2011, - 05:51 AM

A tell-all fitness tale

A Lakeville woman tried pretty much everything to get in shape before she finally settled on what worked for her: Pick something you like to do.

Updated: April 05, 2011, - 07:37 AM

How old is old?

'Productive aging' is the new mantra for folks who don't want to give up yet.

Updated: March 02, 2011, - 03:13 PM

Katy Read: Staying home to raise kids - priceless (but with a cost)

I don't really regret staying home to raise my kids. I just wish our economic system didn't make it such an expensive choice.

Updated: February 12, 2011, - 05:17 PM

Collection examines the boomer experience

Ann Beattie's "The New Yorker Stories" contains every story she has published in that magazine, spanning three decades.

Updated: December 04, 2010, - 02:20 PM

A well-pondered life

ESSAYS Gordon's essays veer from the world of academia, to colonoscopies, to therapy.

Updated: August 28, 2010, - 06:00 PM

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