Anne Manne is a writer and social commentator who has written widely on feminism, motherhood, childcare, family policy, fertility and other related issues. She is a feature writer for The Age and her longer essays on feminism, family life, the changing landscape of childhood and the current crisis of fertility have appeared in The Australian’s Review of Books, Quadrant Magazine, Arena Magazine and Monash University Journal People and Place. She also contributed to Cries Unheard; A New Look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, edited by child psychiatrist George Halasz. Prior to writing full time, Anne taught in the Politics Departments of Melbourne and Latrobe Universities. She has also spent ten years outside the paid work force raising two children and caring for the needs of her family. Anne lives just outside Melbourne.