Katie Roiphe, born on 13th July 1968, in New York City, is a nonfiction writer, critic, and professor. Her parents are Herman Roiphe (father), a psychoanalyst, and Anne Roiphe (mother), a feminist author. Katie’s father passed away in 2005.
The author went to all-female Brearley School, followed by Harvard University/Radcliffe College, where she earned a Bachelor in Arts degree in 1990. Six years later, Roiphe received a Ph.D. in English literature from Princeton University.
Katie is a freelance writer on politics and women’s issues and the author of several books. She currently serves as a professor at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. In addition, she is the Director of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism Program.
Who is Katie Roiphe’s Current Husband?
Katie Roiphe married twice in her life.
Source: New York Times
Katie Roiphe initially tied the knot with her lawyer husband Harry Chernoff in 2001. The couple’s Jewish wedding ceremony was held at the home of the bride’s cousins, Ellen and James Marcus, in Amagansett, New York.
Chernoff, an associate at the Manhattan law firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell, graduated with a law degree from Harvard. His mother is Patricia Anderson Chernoff of Manhattan, while his father is Dr. Lionel Chernoff of Brooklyn.
As for their kids, the couple shared a daughter named Violet until they separated in 2005 (incidentally, the same year her father passed away). Sometime later, the pair officially divorced.
New details began emerging years down the line as the author started expressing her personal life in her work, accusing her former spouse of being abusive.
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Over a decade after her split, Roiphe revealed she had begun dating a guy named Tim Nye in an article she wrote for The Guardian back in 2017. After a while, the duo took their relationship further up a notch.
As per The Cut magazine in February 2018, Katie Roiphe is married to her second husband, Tim Nye, who at the time was relentlessly defending his wife against the online critics. The magazine claims Tim is a writer and art dealer.
Katie Roiphe Career – What’s Her Net Worth?
Katie Roiphe’s net worth is estimated to be $800,000.
Source: Ideas – Time
Katie Roiphe is well renowned as the author behind the popular date rape book The Morning After: Sex, Fear and Feminism on Campus (1994). Three years later, she wrote Last Night in Paradise: Sex and Morals at the Century’s End (1997).
A decade later, the cultural critic dived deep into one of the most layered of subjects, marriage, through her book Uncommon Arrangements (2007). Earlier in 2001, she wrote the novel Still She Haunts Me, where she imagined the relationship between Charles Dodgson (known as Lewis Carroll) and Alice Liddell. Interestingly, the latter is a real-life model for Dodgson’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
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Most recently, Roiphe published her book titled The Power Notebooks. Simon & Schuster describes her latest work as:
Told in a series of notebook entries, Roiphe weaves her often fraught personal experiences with divorce, single motherhood, and relationships with insights into the lives and loves of famous writers such as Sylvia Plath and Simone de Beauvoir. She dissects the way she and other ordinary, powerful women have subjugated their own power time and time again, and she probes brilliantly at the tricky, uncomfortable question of why.
The one-stop online book store added, “In these informal musings and notes, Roiphe delves into treacherous, largely untalked about, contradictions of contemporary womanhood, going where few writers dare. The Power Notebooks is Roiphe’s most vital, thought-provoking, and emotionally intimate work yet.”
Katie Roiphe’s net worth is estimated at $800,000.
Katie Roiphe was a subject of controversy involving ‘Shitty Media Men’ list and ‘Me Too’ movement
Katie Roiphe, quite clearly not fond of the Me Too movement, was accused by Twitter users of planning to ‘out’ the creator of the anonymous Shitty Media Men list, a private crowdsourced Google spreadsheet that recorded allegations and rumors of sexual misconduct against media men in New York City. The private document later became public in 2018.
Speaking on the issue, the anti-feminist feminist said:
I am looking forward to talking about what is actually in the piece when it actually comes out. I am not ‘outing’ anyone. I have to say it’s a little disturbing that anyone besides Trump views Twitter as a reliable news source.
In January 2018, Moira Donegan, a former assistant editor at The New Republic, admitted she was the person behind Media Men List. The writer revealed she began the Google spreadsheet in October 2017, intending to minimize what looks like an unresolvable issue: the way women can protect themselves against predatory men. Donegan took to The Cut magazine to write an elaborate essay on the matter.