Investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin is the author of Crooked, a new book about the back pain industry, as well as the New York Times best seller Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife. After graduating from Tufts University, she went to work for a retail trade journal in Boston, and then joined Inc. magazine. After a move to New York City, she worked at Barron’s and Money, before becoming a freelancer. Over the next decade, she was fortunate to work with many of the most talented magazine editors in New York.
She and her husband, composer Ron Ramin, divide their time between Northern California and New York City. They have two adult sons, Avery and Oliver, and a dog named Dasch.