A former staff reporter at BusinessWeek.com (now Bloomberg Businessweek), Sonja Ryst has published nonfiction in The Washington PostThe Philadelphia InquirerThe Wall Street Journal, and numerous other media. Her satirical fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Points in Case, Slackjaw, 101 Words, and Little Old Lady Comedy. Weekly Humorist listed one of her pieces as among its "Best of 2022."