Caryl Rivers is a nationally known author, journalist, columnist, media critic, and professor of journalism at Boston University. She has been reporting about--and commenting on--American life and politics for four decades and was the 2007 winner of the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Rivers contributes regularly to The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Newsday, among other publications. She is a frequent public affairs panelist on Boston television stations and is considered an expert on the Kennedy family. She blogs regularly on media and politics for the Huffington Post and is a regular commentator for Women's eNews. Her latest book, The Truth About Boys and Girls, is co-authored with her frequent collaborator Rosalind Barnett.