The author of Beauty Junkies (Random House), Alex has written for The New York Times since 1996, first as a reporter, columnist, and now, while she raises her young children, as a frequent contributor. Alex started her career at The New York Observer, and has written for Vanity Fair, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and she has contributed essays to National Public Radio.
She is currently at work on her next book. Alex was born in Peru, and she recently ran screaming from New York and now lives in Idaho with her family for most of the year. The air is clean, everyone ages normally and no one collects handbags and calls it a hobby.
Read her most recent piece for The New York Times Travel section about ski racing in Austria (December 2012). Alex wrote a piece about becoming a Zumba teacher for Harper’s Bazaar (March 2013), and one about harvesting adult stem cells for cosmetic use (Harper’s Bazaar, April 2013).
You could follow Alex on Twitter at AlexKuczynski. That is, if she ever updated her Twitter feed. Meh.