Susan Shapiro

Susan Shapiro, an award-winning journalism professor, has written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, The Nation, Salon and Psychology Today. She's author of 8 books including Unhooked, Speed Shrinking, Overexposed, and the acclaimed memoirs Lighting Up, Only as Good as Your Word and Five Men Who Broke My Heart. The Bosnia List, a coauthored memoir, was recently published by Penguin Books. She and her husband, a TV/film writer, live in Greenwich Village, where she teaches her popular "instant gratification takes too long" classes at the New School, NYU, and in private workshops and seminars. You can follow her on Twitter at @susanshapironet or reach her at


New York Times
Draft: Make Me Worry You're Not Okay
A Visit and What Really Happened
My Shrink Is My Co-Author
Making Room for My Junk Man

The Wall Street Journal
Regrets, Even Critics Have a Few
A Leg Up for NYU's Aspiring Authors
The Strand 85th birthday

The Chicago Tribune
Dangers of e-smoking

New York Observer
Woman Overboard

Tablet memoir reviews
Memory Palaces

Marie Claire
Love Illuminated
The Marriage Critique
My Best Friend Stole My Brother
How My Ex-Boyfriends Saved My Marriage

Psychology Today
The Art of Losing: Giving Up Diet Soda
Love Is the Drug
Almost Famous for the Wrong Thing

Publishers Weekly
A Tribute to Barb Burg and Barbie
Reinvention: A Tale of Getting Published
'My Husband or My Habit?': A Smoker's Dilemma

Daily News
Getting in the habit of kicking habits

The Forward
My Matchmaker Divorced Me

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