Peg Streep, author or coauthor of eleven books, received her B.A. in English with Highest Honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969, where she was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a Magna Cum Laude inductee and a Phi Beta Kappa member. In 1971 she received her M.A. and M.Phil with Highest Honors in English from Columbia University.
Amidst teaching, working in the publishing industry, and launching her own book packaging company, Streep began her writing career in 1994 with Sanctuaries of the Goddess (Little,Brown/Bulfinch). Streep primarily covered spirituality (Altars Made Easy; Mary, Queen of Heaven; Cowgirl Rising; Spiritual Gardening; The Women's Book of Guardians) until her co-authorship with Nancy Snyderman, M.D., of Necessary Journeys (Hyperion, 2000) shifted her focus towards women's issues in psychology. After co-authoring a second book with Snyderman (Girl In the Mirror: Mothers and Daughters in the Years of Adolescence; Hyperion, 2002) and an additional book with renowned plastic surgeon, Loren Eskenazi (More than Skin Deep: Exploring Why Real Women Go Under the Knife; HarperCollins, 2007), she published Mean Mothers: Overcoming the Legacy of Hurt (William Morrow, 2009). The paperback of her book, originally titled Mastering The Art of Quitting:Why It Matters in Life, Love, and Work, will be reissued in March 2015 as Quitting: Why We Fear It and Why We Shouldn't in Life, Love, and Work.
Currently, Streep is writing a memoir and working on two books about psychology,