Annie Murphy Paul

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Annie Murphy Paul is the author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives.  Annie is a magazine journalist and book author who writes about the biological and social sciences. Born in Philadelphia, she graduated from Yale University and from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A former senior editor at Psychology Today magazine, she was awarded the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book ReviewSlateDiscoverHealthO: The Oprah Magazine, and many other publications. She is the author of The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves. An article based on Origins was selected for inclusion in the Best American Science Writing 2009.