Journalist, Humorist, Novelist


By day Rebecca Coffey is a science journalist, contributing to Scientific AmericanDiscover, and Vermont Public Radio, and several other radio outlets. She is also the author of several journalistic psychology books for the general public. One won an Outstanding Academic Book award from the American Library Association’s Choice magazine.

New as of February 1, 2018 is Science and Lustanswering questions like “What do rats in polyester pants have to do with human sexuality?” and “Can truly stimulating pornography ever be politically correct?”

But by night Rebecca is a novelist and humorist.

  • HYSTERICAL: Anna Freud’s Story has been named a 2015 “Over the Rainbow” book by the American Library Association. It came out May 13, 2014 from She Writes Press. Booklist called HYSTERICAL “complexly entertaining, sexually dramatic, [and] acidly funny” and LAMDA said it’s “got a plot so rife with tension it’ll make you squirm.” Oprah’s O Magazine recommended it in the June 2015 issue.
  • NIETZSCHE’S ANGEL FOOD CAKE: And Other “Recipes” for the Intellectually Famished was published in October 2013 by Beck & Branch. About NIETZSCHE’S, Erika Penzer Kerekes, Food Columnist for the L. A. EXAMINER wrote, “Oh my God, I love these! More! More! More! This will appeal to foodies and literary types, and will stretch the boundaries of the ‘cookoir’ genre, for sure.”

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