A graduate of Harvard University, Emily Croy Barker is a writer and editor. By day, she covers lawyers—formerly as executive editor of The American Lawyer and now as an in-house editor at a large legal organization. At night and on weekends, she gets to write about magicians.
“Emily Croy Barker has written a sophisticated fairy tale that has one foot through the looking glass and the other squarely planted in the real world. Both classic and wholly original, The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic is an imaginative synthesis of the stories that delighted us as children and the novels that inspired us as adults.” —Ivy Pochoda, author of The Art of Disappearing and Visitation Street