Mannahattamamma started as a blog that chronicled life as my life as a mother, professor, and PTA president. As a semi-professional New Yorker, who lived in–and moved out of–many Brooklyn neighborhoods before they were cool, I wrote about the absurdities, frustrations, and pleasures of life with three boys (two sons and a husband) and about my love-hate relationship with Manhattan.

In 2011, my family and I left Manhattan (with our legos, computers, dvds, books, soccer balls, and Very Important Sticks) for a one-year gig in Abu Dhabi, in the UAE. Six years later, we’re still here, which means that I’m now ambivalent about two cities on two different continents. My writing has appeared in a number of anthologies, as well as in The New York Times, The Daily Beast and Vogue.com, and I am a contributing writer to the World Moms Network (under the name Deborah Quinn). I am a bi-weekly columnist for The National, the UAE English-language newspaper. I’m currently working on a nonfiction book about Abu Dhabi, as well as several other fiction projects, and two scholarly anthologies.

I have a bit of a twitter addiction and I’m fond of instagram, too: you can find me on both @mannahattamamma, or on facebook, or email me at deborahlquinn@hotmail.com

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