Who’s Elly?

“Elly Lonon’s quick-witted humor is just the salve we need for these tumultuous political times.” - Christopher Monks, Managing Editor of McSweeney's Internet Tendency and Author of The Ultimate Game Guide to Your Life

"Goofy grace and charismatic class." - David Henry Sterry, Author of Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent

“[Lonon's] rapid-fire banter can at times reach Gilmore Girls density...crammed with zingers finely tuned for the almond-milk-sipping set.” - Ed Park, The New York Times

When her oncologist suggested learning a new language to help recover from chemo brain, Elly Lonon chose to learn HTML which led to the creation of her blog in 2009.

Since then, her writing has been featured at The New York Times, The Washington Post, Real Simple Magazine, O Magazine, and a disappointing number of now defunct sites. She's also appeared in several parenting humor anthologies.

Her first full-length work, a graphic novel with illustrator Joan Reilly was released by powerHouse Books in 2018. AMONGST THE LIBERAL ELITE: The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump (RESIST), follows gently-aging hipsters Alex and Michael on a cross-country road trip as they try to reconnect with their fellow Americans, understand how Trump got elected, and strive to learn what it really means to resist and get "woke." You can find out all about that book at AmongstTheLiberalElite.com.


Elly really, really hates writing in the third person. She does, however, really like hearing from people—especially people capable of preparing their own meals. So drop her an email sometime. Or now. Now is good, too.

Elly is represented by Thompson Literary Agency.

3 thoughts on “Who’s Elly?

  1. Fantastic editorial in today’s Washington Post! Finally, finally someone is starting a conversation on what I feel is a taboo subject- I had an abortion because it was my choice. I did not regret it then nor do I now and I will share my story…
    Thank you Elly

  2. Thank you Elly. I want to show my fundamental support for abortion access, and have thought of rising to the occasion offered by women lately, to share my own abortion story. Your recollection rang a bell, and now I understand why I’ve chosen not to. It’s nobody’s business. Not only was my situation not victimizing in the expected sense of the word. I don’t care if that makes me less sympathetic. As you state, it’s irrelevant though. My body, my choice.

  3. Look at you go! Love the website. And got a card from this company and its CEO, COO, and loose cannon. Thanks!

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