Cathi Hanauer (born October 5, 1962 in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey) is an American novelist, journalist, and non-fiction writer.
Hanauer's articles, essays and criticism have appeared in "The New York Times",Elle, O-the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Glamour, Self, Whole Living, and other magazines. She wrote the monthly books column for both Glamour and Mademoiselle and was the monthly relationships advice columnist for Seventeen for seven years. A graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and of the MFA program at the University of Arizona, she has taught writing at The New School, in New York, and at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. She has two children and lives in Western Massachusetts and New York City.