Michiko Kakutani New York Times, Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Education, Books, And Net Worth

Michiko Kakutani Bio | Wiki

Michiko Kakutani is an American literary critic. She is a retired chief book critic for The New York Times. She is well known for her writing reviews in the movie voice or book characters, such as Elle Woods of Legally Blonde, Austin Powers, Truman Capote’s character Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Brian Griffin, as well as Holden Caulfield.

On July 27, 2017, Michiko made an announcement that she had decided to step down as chief book critic of the Times. She was called “the most powerful book critic in the English-speaking world” a writer in Vanity Fair in an article that summarized her book reviewing career. The writer even went on to credit her with boosting the careers of Mary Karr, George Saunders, David Foster Wallace, Ian McEwan, Jonathan Franzen, Martin Amis, as well as Zadie Smith.

Michiko Kakutani  Age

She was born on January 9, 1955, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Michiko is 66 years old.

Michiko Kakutani  Height

She is a woman of below-average stature. Michiko stands at a height of 5 ft 3 in ( Approx 1.6m).

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Michiko Kakutani Family

She is a Japanese-American who was born on January 9, 1955, in New Haven, Connecticut. Michiko is the only child to her father  Shizuo Kakutani who is a Yale University Mathematician, and her mother Keiko (“Kay”) Uchida. Shizuo was born in Japan, but Keiko was a second-generation Japanese-American brought up in Berkeley, California.

Michiko Kakutani Husband  | Married | Personal Life

She has always emphasized her career more than her personal life. Michiko decided to remain single so as she could create more time for her work. Nevertheless, she does not wish to have a partner. However,  Michiko gives honest views as well as opinions on married life in her book reviews. In July 2017 she reviewed a book in The New York Times written by a Nigerian called Ayobami Adebayo.

The book was titled Stay With Me (2017). It revolves around a Nigerian lady called Yejide, and her married life with her husband called Akin. The couple in the book agreed on the restriction of polygamy right after their nuptials.

Michiko Kakutani  Education

She holds a B.A. in English literature from Yale University. Michiko earned the degree in 1976. She studied there under Yale writing professor and author John Hersey.

Michiko Kakutani New York Times

Initially, she served as a reporter for The Washington Post. From 1977 to 1979, Michiko worked for Time magazine. In 1979, she became part of The New York Times where her role was to serve as a reporter. Michiko worked as a literary critic for The New York Times from 1983 until her retirement in 2017. Her harsh reviews of some prominent authors have attracted both attention and, on occasion, criticism. Michiko called Jonathan Franzen’s The Discomfort Zone “an odious self-portrait of the artist as a young jackass” in 2006.

In his response, Franzen reportedly called her”the stupidest person in New York City”. In 2012, Michiko wrote a very negative review of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Antifragile. Taleb said in his book titled Skin in the Game published in 2008 that “someone has to have read the book to notice that a reviewer is full of baloney, so in the absence of skin in the game, reviewers such as Michiko Kakutani” can “go on forever without anyone knowing” that they are fabricating and drunk.

Michiko Kakutani New Book

Her latest book was published in July 2018. The book is titled The Death of Truth. It criticized the administration of former USA President Donald Trump.

Michiko Kakutani Book Reviews

She is well known for her writing reviews in the movie voice or book characters, such as Elle Woods of Legally Blonde, Austin Powers, Truman Capote’s character Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Brian Griffin, as well as Holden Caulfield. Her harsh reviews of some prominent authors have attracted both attention and, on occasion, criticism. In 2006,  Michiko called Jonathan Franzen’s The Discomfort Zone “an odious self-portrait of the artist as a young jackass”.Michiko gives honest views as well as opinions on married life in her book reviews.

Michiko Kakutani Harry Potter

The New York Times published a pre-release story on July 19, 2007, written by Michiko about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She was parodied in the essay by one of her former Yale classmates called Colin McEnroe, “I Am Michiko Kakutani”. In July 2018, Michiko published a book titled The Death of Truth that really criticized the Trump administration. Currently, Michiko is a fan of the New York Yankees. She also has an aunt called Yoshiko Uchida who was an author of children’s books.

Michiko Kakutani  Net Worth

She has amassed her earnings from working as the Chief Book Critic at The New York Times from 1983 until 2017. Michiko has a net worth of $1.62 million.

How Old Is Michiko Kakutani

Michiko is a 66-year-old American author who was born on January 9, 1955, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

Who Is Michiko Kakutani

Michiko Kakutani is an American literary critic. She is a retired chief book critic for The New York Times. She is well known for her writing reviews in the movie voice or book characters.