Biography

Danielle Crittenden is founder and CEO of Fig Tree & Vine, an e-commerce and lifestyle content site aimed at an affluent Jewish demographic.

Previously Danielle served in an executive capacity for the Huffington Post Media Group: She was recruited by Arianna Huffington to build and run the blog rail when HuffPost launched its Canadian edition in 2011; from there she became International Blog Editor for HPMG, developing and coordinating blog content with all international editions, before leaving to found FT&V in 2014.

 A longtime contributor to the Huffington Post, her numerous articles and essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, theWashington Post, the Daily Telegraph, and the Ladies Home Journal, among other publications. A former columnist for the New York Post, she has appeared on NBC’s Today show, The O’Reilly Factor, ABC’s 20/20 and Nightline, and network news shows, as well as numerous programs for CSPAN, MSNBC, PBS, CNN, Fox, NPR, CTV, and CBC.

She is co-author of the cookbook, From a Polish Country House Kitchen (Chronicle, Fall 2012), with Pulitzer-prize winning historian Anne Applebaum, and the author of three previous books: Her non-fiction book What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman (Simon & Schuster, 1999; Touchstone 2000), resulted in Vanity Fair describing Crittenden as “one of the most important new thinkers about women and family”. She also has written two works of fiction: The President’s Secret IMs (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2007), originally published on the Huffington Post; and Amanda Bright @ Home, the first novel ever to be serialized by the Wall Street Journal(Warner Books, 2003).

Crittenden was born in Toronto, Canada. She is married to journalist and author David Frum, a former special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush, and senior editor at The Atlantic. They have three children and live in Washington, D.C. and Wellington, Ontario.

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