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

One family's search for home

A New York writer tells the funny but serious story of her family's harrowing search for a house in the final days of the real estate bubble.

Updated: May 08, 2009, - 02:16 PM

Writer's shame on behalf of white race is palpable

Eula Biss explores the racial divide in this award-winning book from Graywolf Press.

Updated: February 27, 2009, - 06:04 PM

Review: Harrowing narrative is somber reminder

Michael Greenberg's memoir of his daughter's two-month battle with psychosis reminds us that a healthy mind matters. Greenberg will appear for Talking Volumes Feb. 24.

Updated: December 19, 2008, - 07:26 PM

The mommy trap

At first, it seemed like a rather thin premise. As author Janna Malamud Smith explains in her...

Updated: January 04, 2003, - 10:00 PM

Book review: Wolf's 'Misconceptions' is whiny, disjointed

It sounds like Naomi Wolf had a miserable time becoming a mother. She encountered brusque doctors, nosy strangers, patronizing guidebooks....

Updated: September 15, 2001, - 11:00 PM

Sleeping With Extraterrestrials: The Rise of Irrationalism and Perils of Piety

If Gov. Jesse Ventura were the type to toss around phrases like ''font of quotidian oppressions,'' his views on...

Updated: November 20, 1999, - 10:00 PM

Context is Everything: The Nature of Memory

Does your memory of an event -- a car accident, your first kiss, or the first moon landing...

Updated: July 31, 1999, - 11:00 PM

Beyond Love and Work and Deep Play

Playing isn't just for kids, declare the authors of two new books. If you have any reason to...

Updated: May 15, 1999, - 11:00 PM


''Slackjaw'' opens with author Jim Knipfel calling a suicide hot line, despondent over his failing vision, ready...

Updated: February 20, 1999, - 10:00 PM

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