My work has appeared in :

The Best American Science Writing

The New York Times

Popular Science

O, The Oprah Magazine

The Washington Post Magazine



The Los Angeles Times

The San Francisco Chronicle



Mother Jones


Men's Journal

Health Magazine

+ more  (check out the Clips page on my main website for samples)


Hello. I'm Catherine Price, journalist and author of How to Break Up With Your Phone I'm happy you've found this site, even if you are looking at the mobile-friendly version on your phone while standing in line for coffee.

A bit more about me: my writing has been featured in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, Popular Science, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Salon, Slate, and O, the Oprah Magazine, among others. (See list on left—or check out clips at my main site.)

I write frequently about food, science, nutrition, hormones, and Type 1 diabetes, with which I was diagnosed  when I was 22 years old. I also particularly enjoy writing reported essays about things I find funny odd, or uncomfortable (or all three), including—but not limited to—eating roadkill"winning" Flywheelsampling moonshine, limiting my diet to things that I have Vitamixed, basing travel entirely on the recommendations of strangers, and investigating the horror that is partner yoga. I grew up in New York City and have a history degree from Yale and a master's in journalism from UC Berkeley.

My other previous books include Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food (Penguin Press, 2015), a parody travel guide called 101 Places Not to See Before You Die (HarperPaperbacks, 2010), The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook (HarperCollins, 2009), and Mindfulness: A Journal (Clarkson Potter, 2016), which technically is mostly blank, but does have what I think is a pretty useful introductory essay.

I’m a recipient of a Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Reporting, a two-time Société de Chimie Industrielle fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, an ASME nominee, a 2013 resident at the Mesa Refuge, a fellow in both the Food and Medical Evidence Boot Camps at the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, and winner of the Gobind Behari Lal prize for science writing.

I live in Philadelphia and I hate social media,* so if you'd like to get in touch, please use the contact form on this site. 

*With that said, I'm running a "Phone Awareness Month" campaign on Twitter from Feb 13 through March 14, 2018 (irony noted), which is going to feature give-aways, daily prompts/exercises, and live Q&As. To participate, just follow @catherine_price and/or #phonebreakup