Mignon McLaughlin (June 6, 1913 - December 20, 1983) was an American journalist and author. She wrote two volumes entitled Neurotic's Notebook.

Mignon McLaughlin was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in New York City, where her mother, Joyce Neuhaus, was a prominent lawyer. She graduated from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1933 and returned to New York, where she embarked on a career as a journalist and a powerful and touching writer of short stories for Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and other women's magazines.

She worked for Vogue magazine in the 1940s, and was Copy Editor and Managing Editor of Glamour magazine in the 1960s and early 1970s. She retired to Florida in 1973. She died in Coral Gables, Florida on December 20, 1983.

With her husband Robert McLaughlin—an editor at TIME Magazine—she wrote the play Gayden, which had a limited run on Broadway during the 1949 season.


Mignon McLaughlin Poems

Mignon McLaughlin Quotes

For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.
Mignon McLaughlin (b. c. 1915), U.S. author, editor. Atlantic (Boston, July 1965).
Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Mignon McLaughlin (b. 1915?), U.S. author, editor. The Neurotic's Notebook (1963).
It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
Mignon McLaughlin (b. c. 1915), U.S. author, editor. The Neurotic's Notebook (1963).

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