The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April, 2016).

Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners. New York: Random House (October, 2008).

Booknotes: On American Character. New York: PublicAffairs (Spring 2004). Compilation edited by CSPAN’s Brian Lamb. Contains “Laura Claridge on Norman Rockwell’s Portraits of America” in addition to writers including Michael Moore, Maya Lin, Ann Coulter, Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Simon Winchester, Isaac Stern, Sandra Day O’Connor and others.

Norman Rockwell: A Life. New York: Random House (Fall 2001).

Tamara de Lempicka: A Life of Deco and Decadence. New York: Random House/Clarkson Potter (Fall 1999).

Romantic Potency: The Paradox of Desire. Ithaca: Cornell University Press (Spring 1992).

Out of Bounds: Male Writers and Gender(ed) Criticism. Co-Editor (with Elizabeth Langland). Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press (Winter 1990).

Representative Articles:

“Leader of the Pack,” review of Stacy Cordery’s Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts, Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2012.

Mind Over Manners. New York: 2323 Publishing (September, 2011). Kindle Single e-Book.

“Impertinent Questions,” Humanities, September/October, 2010

“Life of the Mind,” Vogue, May, 2010

“One Nation Under God? An Opposing View,” review of Susan Jacoby’sFreethinkers, Boston Sunday Globe, July 4, 2004.

“Medicine Man,” review of Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains, Boston Sunday Globe, September 14, 2003.

“Keeping The Faith,” review of Paul Elie’s The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage, Boston Sunday Globe, May 18, 2003.

“Growing Up Absurd,” review of Joelle Fraser’s The Territory of Men: A Memoir, The Los Angeles Times, Sep 8, 2002.

“An Artless Life,” review of Anton Gill’s Art Lover: A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim, Christian Science Monitor, May 30, 2002.