Elissa Altman is the critically-acclaimed, award-winning author of Poor Man’s Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking, the James Beard Award-winning blog of the same name, the Washington Post column "Feeding My Mother", and a finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize. She is a contributor to publications ranging from Tin House and Dame Magazine to O: The Oprah Magazine, Saveur, and the New York Times and has spoken live at TEDx on the moral imperative to care for senior citizens.
A 2016 resident fellow at Vermont Studio Center, Altman writes full time from her home in Newtown, Connecticut where she lives with her spouse of sixteen years, book designer Susan Turner.
Elissa’s most recent memoir, TREYF My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw was published in September,—to much critical acclaim—and was recently named one of Library Journal’s Top Five “Best Books of the Year” in the Religion and Spirituality category.
A sampling of praise for TREYF My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw