Norah Vincent is an American freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, the Village Voice, and many other journals. In 2003, Vincent gave up her work as a nationally syndicated opinion columnist to research and write Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back Again (2006), an account of her 18 months spent living as a man. She followed the best-selling Self-Made Man with Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Looney Bin (2008), in which she reported on her stays at three mental institutions to which she voluntarily committed herself.

A feminist and a lesbian, Vincent grew up in the Midwest, the youngest child and ...

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