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Meet the Author: Ann Dowsett Johnston

Author Bio and Details

The winner of five National Magazine Awards, Ann Dowsett Johnston is a writer and editor recognized for her expertise in higher education and alcohol policy. A recipient of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and a Southam Fellowship in Journalism, she spent most of her professional career at Maclean's magazine, where she was best known as the chief architect of the university-rankings issue. A graduate of Queen's University and a former vice principal of McGill University, she lives in Toronto.

Books by Ann Dowsett Johnston


The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

Book cover image: Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

An exploration of the rise in alcohol consumption and abuse among women in recent years. The Drinking Diaries covers health risks, marketing, current trends and sociological contributions to this new epidemic. The author beautifully weaves reportage with her personal recovery story into a compelling and informative narrative addressing one of the most pressing issues for women today.  More »

  • One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of 2013