It's No Secret

A New York Times Feature By Alix Strauss



Trend journalist and four-time author Alix Strauss is a media savvy social satirist. A frequent contributor to the New York Times Metro, Styles and Special Section, she also created and writes the It’s No Secret column, which explores married couples relationships and what they’ve learned about themselves, each other, and their marriage. Her first piece profiled actress Debi Mazar and TV-chef / restaurateur Gabriele Corcos. It ran on October 10, 2017. As a freelancer, she has written over 1500 articles and has contributed to the Financial Times, Crain’s New York, Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, T&L, Conde Nast Traveler, Departures, and Oprah (among others). Her work covers a range of topics from trends in beauty, travel, and food to celebrity interviews. She has also been a featured lifestyle, travel and trend writer on national morning and talk shows including ABC, CBS, CNN, and most recently, The Today Show.

Alix is an award winning author whose work includes: The Joy of Funerals (St. Martin's Press), Based Upon Availability (Harper Collins), and Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious (Harper Collins).  She is also the editor of Have I Got a Guy for You (Simon & Schuster), an anthology of mother coordinated dating horror stories. Her many of her essays and short stories have been anthologized in numerous publications including: the Primavera Literary Journal, Hampton Shorts Literary Journal, The Idaho Review, Quality Women's Fiction, and The Blue Moon Café III. She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships.

Alix lectures extensively, having spoken at over 100 events and symposiums. She was chosen to speak at the National Jewish Book Festival, and is on the National Speakers Bureau for Israeli Bonds. In addition, she has spoken at numerous conferences and panels including: The Southern Festival of Books, The Northwest Bookfest, The New England's Writer's Conference, Wesleyan Writer's conference, The 92nd Street Y, NYU, Center For Communications, Mediabistro, Columbia University, among others. She hosted a monthly event at Makor called Word of Mouth Thursdays, featuring readings of personal essays, works in-progress, and novel excerpts.