Rachel Eddey earned her MFA in nonfiction from The New School in 2005. While working in the public relations department of Tiffany & Co., she helped plan events for high-profile guests, including Susan Sarandon, Tony Bennett, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kristen Bell, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jeff Gordon, and Kristen Chenoweth. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Petersburg Times, and national magazines including Plenty, Tango, Grit, Wine Enthusiast, The Writer, and Whole Life Times. She is a featured blogger for the Jerusalem Post, which runs her Running of the Bride column. A senior writer / researcher at Columbia University, she lives with her husband in New York City. To his chagrin, she adores the color pink.