Maureen Dowd is a columnist for The New York Times and the author of Are Men Necessary? and Bushworld. During the 1970s and 1980s Dowd wrote a sports column for The Washington Star and covered politics and pop culture for TIME magazine. Dowd joined the Times in 1983 and worked as a metropolitan reporter in New York and political correspondent in Washington before getting an op-ed column in 1995. In 1999, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her series of columns on the Clinton impeachment and Monica Lewinsky scandal. This is the ninth presidential race Dowd has covered for the Times. In The Year of Voting Dangerously, Dowd traces the psychologies and pathologies in what she considers America’s most epic and consequential battle of the sexes. The book features Dowd’s trademark cocktail of saucy humor and keen analysis.