Mignon McLaughlin, 1913 - 1983

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Born: 6 June 1913, Baltimore, Maryland
Died: 20 December 1983, Coral Gables, Florida

Mignon was raised at Manhattan by her mother Joyce Neuhaus, a prominent lawyer, and graduated from Smith College (Northampton, Massachusetts) in 1933. She returned to New York City as a journalist and wrote short stories for Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and other women's magazines. She married Robert McLaughlin, an editor at Time, they wrote a play together that had a short run on Broadway in the 1949 season. She worked at Vogue during the 1940s, became a copy editor at Glamour in the 1960s, retiring as managing editor in 1973. She is remembered for two slim volumes of her aphorisms, The Neurotic's Notebook (1963) and The Second Neurotic's Notebook (1966), which were also printed in a combined edition as The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981). The entries here are all believed to be from those titles.

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