About Darin Strauss

Darin Strauss is the international bestselling author of the New York Times Notable books "Chang and Eng" and "The Real McCoy," and most recently, "More Than It Hurts You." The nationally-bestselling "More Than It Hurts You" was called "The hot novel of the summer" by GQ this past July; The Washington Post wrote: "If you don't belong to a book club, Darin Strauss's bitter and brilliant 'More Than it Hurts You' is reason enough to start one." He appeared on the CBS Late Show, This American Life, and Good Morning America while promoting the book. The recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction writing, he is a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU's Graduate school. Also a screenwriter, he has worked on adapting "Chang and Eng" with Gary Oldman, Disney, and the director Julie Taymor.

Darin Strauss and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

By December 11, 2008

Maybe the lesson is: a Jew should never go down South for a Christmas celebration. I don’t know. Yesterday my wife and I traveled to South Carolina to spend five weeks with her parents, and my computer was stolen. It’s … Read More

From Novelist to Expert

By December 10, 2008

Some years ago, I wrote a book called Chang & Eng about the famous "Siamese" twins. This month, in London, an 18-year-old named Laura Williams gave birth to her daughters Faith and Hope – two attached sisters; Hope died on Tuesday night after an operation … Read More

Long Island: Suburb Par Excellence

By December 9, 2008

I returned to my homeland today, to the historical enclave of Jews which, for generations, has been synonymous with Jewish culture, with Jewish identity; with the aspirations of the 5,800-year-old People of The Book; I refer of course to Long … Read More

A Weird Day

By December 8, 2008

Darin Strauss, author of More Than It Hurts You, is guest blogging this week as one of Jewcy‘s Lit Klatsch bloggers.  Strauss’s novel is about a new mother diagnosed with Munchausen by proxy. Today I experienced one of the weirder … Read More