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Alexandra Robbins

Biography

Alexandra Robbins

Alexandra Robbins is the author of five New York Times bestsellers and the Best Nonfiction Book of the Year (Goodreads Choice Awards). An award-winning investigative reporter and speaker, she has written for outlets including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post and The Atlantic. Among other honors, Robbins has received the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism, and the Heartsongs Award for contributions to the mental health of children and young adults.

Books by Alexandra Robbins

by Alexandra Robbins - Gender Studies, Nonfiction, Sociology

Two real-life stories. One stunning twist. Meet Jake, a studious freshman weighing how far to go to find a brotherhood that will introduce him to lifelong friends and help conquer his social awkwardness; and Oliver, a hardworking chapter president trying to keep his misunderstood fraternity out of trouble despite multiple run-ins with the police. Their year-in-the-life stories help explain why students are joining fraternities in record numbers despite scandalous headlines. To find out what it’s like to be a fraternity brother in the 21st century, Alexandra Robbins contacted hundreds of brothers whose chapters don’t make headlines --- and who suggested that many fraternities can be healthy safe spaces for men.

by Alexandra Robbins - Nonfiction, Sociology

In THE NURSES, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Alexandra Robbins peers behind the staff-only door to write a lively, fast-paced story and a riveting work of investigative journalism. Robbins followed real-life nurses in four hospitals and interviewed hundreds of others in a captivating book filled with joy and violence, miracles and heartbreak, dark humor and narrow victories, gripping drama and unsung heroism.