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Science journalist published in the Washington Post, Scientific American, the Atlantic, Discover, New Scientist. Her non-fiction book, “Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession With Meat," was published in 2016 by Basic Books, and chosen by the journal Nature as one of "the best science picks" in 2016. Meathooked has been translated into Polish, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and simplified Chinese. Her second book, "Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100" will be published in May 2020 by Penguin Random House (Canada/US) and Robinson / Little, Brown (UK).

She has visited over 80 countries around the world and lived in six of them. Reported from Rwanda, DR Congo, Nicaragua, India, Togo, Cameroon, and many other places. 


The Wall Street Journal:  


“Insightful…Like a master butcher expertly trimming gristle from a prime cut, Ms. Zaraska is…at her best when slicing away the many myths that surround meat.”


Discover Magazine:  


"Thought-provoking and enjoyable, it's a book you can really, ah, sink your teeth into."


The Washington Post:


"[Zaraska] has done enough research, and is a lively enough writer, that her arguments are original and entertaining, packed with tweetable facts and, often, pretty funny."


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Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100

A research-driven case for why optimism, kindness, and strong social networks will keep us living longer than any fitness tracker or superfood

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More about me:


I have written feature articles for The Washington Post, Scientific American, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, etc., and travel stories for the National Geographic Traveler, Elle, and Boston Globe. My articles have been reprinted around the globe from Dubai to Australia and Singapore. As a foreign affairs journalist I have reported from countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Nicaragua, Cuba, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cameroon. I was born in Poland and I'm a Polish-English bilingual. I live in France with my husband, daughter and two senior dogs.