Mimi Swartz
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Mimi Swartz

Mimi Swartz, is a senior executive editor of Texas Monthly magazine and a continuing Op-Ed writer for the New York Times. Previously, she was a staff writer at the New Yorker and the now defunct Talk Magazine. Overall, Swartz has worked at Texas Monthly for nearly thirty years. She is a two-time winner and four-time finalist of the National Magazine Award, most recently in 2012. Her work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Slate, National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine. Her pieces have also been collected in Best American Political Writing, Best American Sportswriting, and The Stories We Tell, Classic True Tales by America's Greatest Women Journalists. Swartz grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and now lives in Houston, with her husband John Wilburn. They have a son, Sam.

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    • Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart

    • By: Mimi Swartz
    • Narrated by: Lydia Mackay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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    It wasn’t supposed to be this hard. If America could send a man to the moon, shouldn’t the best surgeons in the world be able to build an artificial heart? In Ticker, Mimi Swartz shows just how complex and difficult it can be to replicate one of nature’s greatest creations....

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    • People Magazine Version of Medical history

    • By Campion Quinn, MD on 08-26-18

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    • True Crime from Texas Monthly

    • By: Pamela Colloff, Skip Hollandsworth, Katy Vine, and others
    • Narrated by: Staci Snell, Karissa Vacker, Lydia Mackay, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
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    In partnership with Texas Monthly, five articles spotlighting true crime are now available in a bundle as an audio download....

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    • By MEgan s on 01-31-18

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    • Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

    • By: Mimi Swartz
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    • Length: 56 mins
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    Many Americans today feel they don't hold the reins to their own health care; for American women, health care is nothing less than a Trojan horse....

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    • Nationally Recognized Features from Texas Monthly

    • By: Pamela Colloff, Skip Hollandsworth, Mimi Swartz
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    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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    "Still Life" by Skip Hollandsworth is the tragic story of John McClamrock, a high school football player paralyzed during a violent tackle....

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    • The Cheerleader Murder Plot

    • By: Mimi Swartz
    • Narrated by: Pam Dougherty
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Mimi Swartz paints a scene of a place that makes the unthinkable - the plot to murder a fellow cheerleading mother and her daughter - something within the realm of possibility....

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    • Power Failure

    • The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron
    • By: MiMi Swartz, Sherron Watkins
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
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    From inside the walls of Enron, a lone whistleblower attempted to avert the course of events leading to the largest bankruptcy in American history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Truly Compelling Look at Greed and Arrogance

    • By Kevin Christy on 08-10-04

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