Mother Daughter Me (Hafner)

Author Bio
Katie Hafner is an American journalist who writes books and articles about technology and society. She writes for the New York Times on technology and healthcare, and was a contributing editor for Newsweek. She has worked at Business Week, and has written for Esquire, Wired, New Republic and New York Times Magazine. She was born in Rochester, New York.

Her sixth book, Mother Daughter Me, a memoir about three generations of women trying to live together was published in 2013 to solid praise. It was named one of "Ten Titles to Pick Up Now" in O Magazine and made Parade Magazine's 2013 Summer Reading List, July's Goodreads "Mover and Shaker" list, and iTunes' "Best Books of July."


  • Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier (with John Markoff) (1991)
  • The House at the Bridge: A Story of Modern Germany (1995) 
  • Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet (with Matthew Lyon) (1996)
  • The Well: A Story of Love, Death and Real Life in the Seminal Online Community (2001)
  •  A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano (2008)
  •  Mother Daughter Me: A Memoir (2013)

Along with her other literary credits, Hafner's 2006 New York Times article "Growing Wikipedia Refines its 'Anyone Can Edit' Policy" is currently featured in The McGraw-Hill Guide Writing for College, Writing for Life, second edition an English composition textbook. It is used by hundreds of undergrads as source material for topical essays. (From Wikipedia. Retrieved 7/17/2013.)

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