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Susan Freinkel

Born: in Evanston, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Susan was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. She now resides in San Francisco, California.

Biography: A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Freinkel began her career as a reporter at the Wichita Eagle-Beacon in Wichita, Kansas. She soon became one of the paperís lead project writers, working on series that explored such diverse issues as: AIDS in the heartland, the precarious state of rural hospitals, the brain drain from Kansas, the changing nature of families.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Susan Freinkel on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Plastic :
ISBN: 054715240x OCLC: 651911281

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston : 2011.

In this probing look at how plastic built the modern world-- and the price the world has paid for plastic-- journalist Freinkel points out that we're nearing a crisis point and gives readers the tools needed through lively anecdotes and analysis.