About Virginia Postrel

20121027_VP_6464Virginia Postrel, a columnist for Bloomberg View, never expected to write about glamour, since she's usually drawn to nerdy topics like economics, technology, public policy, and kidney transplants. Even her book The Substance of Style (2003) concentrated on non-glamorous examples like toilet brushes. But in 2004, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art asked her to write a catalog essay for an exhibition on glamour, and she was hooked. Her book The Power of Glamour will be published in November 2013 by Simon & Schuster.

For more, visit her personal website Dynamist.com. Follow her on Twitter @vpostrel.