Pamela Druckerman is the author of Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, which has been translated into 27 languages (most recently Thai and Mongolian). She’s also a Contributing Opinion Writer for the International New York Times, where she writes about France, cross-cultural issues and daily life.
Bringing Up Bébé was a #1 best seller in the U.K. (Sunday Times); a top-ten best seller in the United States (The New York Times); and has appeared on best-seller lists in Germany, Russia and Brazil. Pamela is also the author of Bébé Day By Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting and Lust in Translation: Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee.
Pamela’s op-eds, articles and reviews have appeared in the The Atlantic, Harper’s, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair France, Madame Figaro, the Washington Post, The Guardian, the Financial Times, The Times and New York Magazine. She has appeared as a commentator on Good Morning America, the Today Show, National Public Radio, PRI, the BBC, the CBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Europe1, Le Grand Journal, On n’est pas couché, and Oprah.com. From 1997 to 2002 she was a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal based in Buenos Aires, São Paulo and New York.
Pamela co-directed The Forger, a 16-minute documentary which was a finalist for a 2017 Peabody Award and won awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International and NPPA. She also shared a 2015 Overseas Press Club award for “best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad” for video coverage of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.
Pamela holds a B.A. in philosophy from Colgate University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University. She was a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and studied improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade.