Shelby Vittek

Shelby Vittek is a writer and editor based in New Jersey. Her work has appeared in Longreads, Catapult, the Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, Bon Appétit, National Geographic, The Kitchn, and The Smart Set, among others. She is currently the associate editor for New Jersey Monthly.

Stories By Shelby Vittek

How Treating People With Brain Injuries Helped Me Forgive My Mother

After a lifetime of resentment, working with other T.B.I. patients finally helped me understand the riddle that is my mother's mind.

My Not-So-Rosy View of the World’s Largest Redhead Festival

I was looking for a place to belong. Instead I found a weird, fetishistic group of strangers.