“The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” – Maureen Dowd

Working in the world of journalism isn’t always a walk in the park. It can be challenging yet stressful. But Pulitzer Prize finalist Maureen Dowd takes it all in stride and has found great success in her field.

Born the last after her four siblings, Dowd has worked for some of America’s most respected publications including Time magazine, the Washington Star and The New York Times. The Washington, D.C. native held several positions during her career, starting as an editorial assistant for the Washington Star. She’s covered every beat from sports to the metro section and was given acclaim for her award-winning columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

In 2005, Dowd wrote her book “Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide”. In the book, which received much criticism, she examines feminism in its present state, and puts forth the question of whether women should make settling down a priority. Sparking much controversy, Are Men Necessary asserted that if married, housework would occupy the minds of intelligent women.

Needless to say, Dowd is not married and is not a mother. A woman who goes after what she feels she deserves, Maureen Dowd continues to live Single and fabulous!