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Susan Shapiro

Susan Shapiro is an award-winning teacher at The New School and NYU and the NYTimes bestselling author of 10 books including "Unhooked," "Five Men Who Broke My Heart," "Lighting Up" and the new novel "What's Never Said." You can follow her on Twitter at @Susanshapironet.

Female Competition: How To Navigate And Heal

We met the day I replaced her. Monica was a 26-year-old Wasp quitting her job as a New Yorker assistant to work on a novel. I was a 22-year-old Midwesterner escaping Jewish-princess-hood, enthralled to inherit her $20,000-a-year magazine gig. We […]

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The Size of Our Love

“Try my shrimp tempura,” he said and offered a chopstick-full. “I don’t need another Jewish mother,” I told my tall, 40-year-old blind date, who’d ordered the most fattening dish on the Japanese menu. “You’re not a veggie-lover who runs on […]

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Childless: Regrets and Advice

Growing up, I rebelled against my beautiful redheaded mother, a domestic goddess. A feisty orphan from the Lower East Side, she had revered the four older siblings who took care of her. She married my father at 19, planning to […]

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How To Quit Diet Soda And Other Addictions

I wasn’t surprised to read a new medical study that showed people who drank diet soda daily had a 61 percent increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. My doctor ordered me to quit my Diet Coke habit last year – […]

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