Priscilla Gilman is a former professor of English literature at Yale University and Vassar College and the author of the acclaimed memoir The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy (Harper) and The Critic’s Daughter (forthcoming, Norton). Gilman has published pieces in Newsweek, the Daily Beast, the New York Times, REAL SIMPLE, Redbook, the Chicago Tribune, and O, is a book critic for the Boston Globe, and speaks frequently at schools and organizations about parenting, education, autism, and the arts. The Anti-Romantic Child was nominated for a Books for a Better Life Award for Best First Book.