NEW BOOK from the author of Goodreads BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR In the style of Pledged and The Overachievers: THE NURSES: A YEAR OF SECRETS, DRAMA, AND MIRACLES WITH THE HEROES OF THE HOSPITAL. For a signed, personally inscribed copy in time for Mother's Day/ National Nurses Week (May 6-12), go here - and use code HEROES for 20% off. http://www.politics-prose.com/book/97... New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Robbins is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism (given by the Medill School of Journalism), the 2014 Donald Robinson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism, and the 2014 June Roth Award for Medical Journalism. She has written for a variety of publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, and Forbes. Robbins regularly appears in the national media, on shows such as "60 Minutes," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Today Show," "The View," "The Colbert Report" and "Anderson Cooper 360."The winner of the 2007 Heartsongs Award for contributions to the mental health of children and young adults, Robbins is also a frequent judge for the National MS Society’s Books for a Better Life Awards. Hailed by the press as “an excellent stylist and a first-rate mind” and “a media celebrity,” Robbins has developed a riveting signature style of investigative journalism that reads like a fast-paced work of fiction. The New York Times said Robbins’ latest book, The Overachievers, an Editors’ Choice, “reads like very good ...fiction, thanks to its winning cast, its surprising plot twists and its pushy parents.” People Magazine named The Overachievers its Critics’ Choice, gave it four out of four stars and called it “impossible to put down,” and Entertainment Weekly called it “quick and riveting.”An ardent public speaker, Robbins loves to speak to audiences across the country. She also enjoys playing soccer, watching football, baking pies, and reminiscing about the original Star Wars trilogy.This is Robbins' publisher's standard bio. She is not sure whether this bio should be in third person.