Anne Kim

Anne Kim is a writer, lawyer, and public policy expert with a long career in Washington, DC–based think tanks working in and around Capitol Hill. She is also a contributing editor at Washington Monthly, where she was a senior writer. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Governing,, the Wall Street Journal, Democracy, and numerous other publications. The author of Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection (The New Press), she lives in northern Virginia.

News and Reviews

A Conversation on Abandoned

Watch a powerful conversation with author Anne Kim about her work in Abandoned and the young people behind her research.

Washington Monthly

“[A] remarkably important book .. [Anne Kim] writes with a quiet anger [and] has set the table for a much-needed conversation about a population of young people neglected for far too long.”

Kirkus Reviews

Read a starred review of Anne Kim’s “powerful nonfiction debut” in Kirkus Reviews


"In defiance of stereotypes of lazy and unmotivated youth, Kim depicts young people who are eager to break into the workforce but face personal and structural obstacles that sabotage their efforts at every turn ....

Books by Anne Kim

America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection

Anne Kim