Author: Anneli Rufus

Anneli Rufus is an award-winning journalist and the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto and the Nautilus Award-winning Stuck: Why We Can't (or Won't) Move On. She is a frequent contributor to the Daily Beast , AlterNet, Psychology Today, the Huffington Post, and other sites. A cream-colored Beagle/Chihuahua mix named George was her constant companion during those troubled adolescent years in a place ringed with smokestacks, seaports, and stunningly steep sea cliffs that to this day are the scene of frequent suicides. Full Name: Anneli Rufus Location: San Francisco Bay Area Where You Can Find Me on the Internet: AlterNet, the Daily Beast, my Website, Psychology Today What I Do for a Living: Write What I Do for Fun: Find stuff on the ground The Furry Members of My Household Are: Just my husband, and he's not all that furry anymore My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Food, health, low self-esteem, animal rights My Pet Peeve Is: Litter My Guilty Pleasures Are: Ice cream, beaches, beaches made of ice cream How I Deal with Dog/Cat Hair: Scotch tape usually works What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: As I told my dad when I was four: a beachcomber