Michelle Goldberg is a senior contributing writer for The Daily Beast. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism and The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World, winner of the 2008 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award and the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize. Goldberg’s work has appeared in Glamour, Rolling Stone, The Nation, New York magazine, The Guardian, and The New Republic. Her next book is about the world-traveling adventuress, actress, and yoga evangelist Indra Devi.


Jonathan Franzen is in a fracas over his comments deploring the Internet and social media. Michelle Goldberg says we should admit we’re losing something important.

Feminist Business

Columnists are mercilessly attacking Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In. Michelle Goldberg says they might be surprised to find that her ideas are reasonable, thoughtful—and necessary.

Canny Shift

The right is likely to cut him some slack on his abortion and birth control shift because he needs to close the gender gap to win—and because that win could easily mean the end of Roe v. Wade, says Michelle Goldberg.