Amy Schapiro

Amy Schapiro is the author of Millicent Fenwick: Her Way, a biography of the New Jersey congresswoman best remembered as the pipe-smoking grandmother who served as the model for Garry Trudeau’s “Doonesbury” character Lacey Davenport and was dubbed the “Conscience of Congress” by Walter Cronkite. Schapiro is currently working on her next book, Leading Justice: The Life of Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach. Schapiro has appeared on C-Span/BookTV, NPR, WOR, and WABC. She lives in Washington, DC. For more information you can visit her website: or follow her blog:

2 entries by Amy Schapiro

Book Review

Sonia Gandhi: An Extraordinary Life, An Indian Destiny

Meet a lesser-known member of the iconic family.

Book Review

David Margolick

Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock

An exploration of the lives of two women, indelibly bound by an iconic photograph.