Deborah Fallows is a writer, linguist and fellow at New America. She has written extensively on language, education, families and work, China, and travel for The AtlanticNational GeographicSlateThe New York TimesThe LA Times, and The Washington Monthly.

For four years, Deborah and her husband, writer James Fallows, crisscrossed the country in their small plane, reporting for The Atlantic on the civic and economic renewal of America’s towns. Their book about the project, Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America, now a New York Times bestseller, was published by Pantheon in May, 2018.

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