Edie Jarolim's multi-faceted writing and editing career reflects her restless, inquiring spirit. Her Ph.D. dissertation from New York University was published as The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn; she worked as an editor in the travel divisions of Simon & Schuster and Random House; published hundreds of articles in publications including Art + Antiques, the New York Times Book Review, National Geographic Traveler, Sunset, the Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal; and authored three travel guides, one dog guide, and one memoir. She is currently the Contributing Dining Editor of Tucson Guide and teaches food writing at the University of Arizona's School of Journalism. See www.ediejarolim.com for more details.
Her discovery that her great uncle Siegmund Kornmehl had a butcher shop that shared an address with Sigmund Freud for 44 years (1895-1938) led her to start a genealogy blog called Freud's Butcher. That blog, in turn, led her to explore the life and times and contemporary perspectives of the father of psychoanalysis. Her forays into Freud's universe, past and present, occasionally involve her family—both her mother and father had to flee Vienna after the Anschluss, just as Freud did—but usually focus on the professor who lived and worked above the butcher shop at Berggasse 19.