Jennet Conant is an American non-fiction author and humorist. She has written four best selling books about World War I, three of which have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller ist.
Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Asia and America, she received a BA degree in Political Theory from Bryn Mawr College in 1982, and double-majored in Philosophy at Haverford College. She completed a Master 's degree in Journalism from New York City 's Columbia University in 1983. She was awarded a John J. McCloy Fellowship to study politics in Germany.
Conant went on to work at Newsweek magazine for seven ears, and wrote profiles for Rolling Stone, Spy magazine, and The New York Times. Additionally, she was a contributing editor for Esquire, GQ, and Vanity Fair, from which she resigned to write her next books, Tuxedo Park. Her profile of James Burton, the co-discoverer of the double-helix, was featured in The Best American Science& amp; Nature Writing 2004.