Carol Mithers is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author and collaborator known for her story-telling and ability to explore complex lives and issues in a compelling way.
She’s written three books: Final Gifts, a funny, sad and brutally honest report from the frontlines of elder care, was inspired by the enormous popularity of her New York Times column “Suddenly They’re All Gone.” Mighty Be Our Powers, written with 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Leymah Gbowee, told the astonishing story of Gbowee’s transformation from psychologically broken young woman to international leader. Therapy Gone Mad was a chilling look at a cult born out of the human potential movement.
Carol’s hundreds of newspapers and magazine articles range from celebrity profiles to investigative reporting to personal essays, with a special focus on Los Angeles, women’s issues, and the lives of extraordinary women.
Her work’s been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, and New York Daily News. Her Village Voice cover story “My Life as a Man” was syndicated internationally and made into an NBC movie of the week.
She’s been a regular contributor to O the Oprah Magazine, MORE, Town & Country, Architectural Digest, Ladies’ Home Journal, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Parenting, Redbook, The Bark, The Nation, GQ, California, California Business, Buzz, Los Angeles, Salon and the Daily Beast.
As a consultant, free-lance editor and volunteer she has worked with the Op-Ed Project, Nobel Women’s Initiative, Global Fund for Women and Minds Matter of Los Angeles.