Joyce Wadler writes the ‘I Was Misinformed’ column for the Booming blog of The New York Times, where she was a reporter for 15 years.
Before coming to the Times, Joyce wrote books and worked in magazines and newspapers and made enough money writing for television to cover two years of health insurance.
She was the New York Correspondent of The Washington Post and a contributing editor for New York Magazine and Rolling Stone.Her memoir about breast cancer,“My Breast: One Woman’s Cancer Story”, originally a two part cover story for New York Magazine , was later expanded to a book. The London Sunday Times called it “the first breast cancer comedy –albeit a black comedy”. A television movie of “My Breast”, written by Joyce and starring Meredith Baxter and Jamey Sheridan, was broadcast on CBS and won the American Women in Radio and Television Excellence in Programming Award, 1995.
Joyce is also the author of “Liaison: The True Story of the M. Butterfly Affair”. Called “riveting’’ by Newsweek, “Liaison” was excerpted in The New York Times Magazine and featured on ABC’s “20/20”. Contrary to some reports, Bernard Boursicot, the spy for love at the center of the case, is not deceased. He is alive and well and speaks with Joyce often, usually when she is on deadline.