Ethan Watters

Ethan Watters is an American journalist. He is the author of articles for The New York Times Magazine, Spin, Details, Mother Jones, Glamour,[1] GQ, Esquire, and the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine as well as books.[2] He has also appeared on a number of media outlets such as Good Morning America, Talk of the Nation, and CNN.[3]

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Ethan Watters in 2016.


Watters is married and has children. He and his family live in San Francisco, California.[3]


In 1994, Watters co-founded, along with two others, the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, which now has 33 offices and serves as a workspace for over 50 writers each month. He also teaches classes here.[3] His work focuses on psychiatry and social psychology.[4]


  • Urban Tribes: Are Friends the New Family?. Bloomsbury USA. 2003. ISBN 1-58234-441-8.
  • Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche. Free Press. 2010. ISBN 1-4165-8708-X.
  • With co-author Richard Ofshe


  1. ^ "Ethan Watters". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
  2. ^ "ethan's tribe". Ethan Watters. Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Author Bio". Crazy Like Us. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Ethan Watters, Author at Mad In America". Mad In America. Retrieved 23 October 2013.

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