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

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

Life without the scent of lilacs

A memoir of a woman who must learn to live without the sense of smell.

Updated: June 19, 2010, - 03:03 PM

Tales of sheep, rabbits, and the woman who tends them

People's stories about their pets are often about as entertaining as detailed accounts of their dreams, or of sitcom episodes you didn't see. Ho-hum. Guess you had to be there.

Updated: April 17, 2010, - 02:11 PM

Are we related? By common experience, at least

Granta's new collection of stories illuminates those things that connect us all.

Updated: January 23, 2010, - 11:44 PM

'Happy' memoir ending isn't, but it has power, beauty

While a student at Macalester College, poet Alex Lemon suffered two strokes. He discusses the book he's written about the ordeal.

Updated: January 03, 2010, - 05:21 PM

Would you be interested in a salad?

Don't expect to enjoy a hamburger after reading Foer's lively but nauseating book about the morality of eating meat.

Updated: December 05, 2009, - 06:46 PM

Book explores priorities that prompt moms to opt out

Two Macalester College professors, an economist and an anthropologist, dig deeply into the reasons why women leave the paid workforce in "Glass Ceilings and 100-Hour Couples."

Updated: November 11, 2009, - 06:17 PM

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