Susan Shapiro

Susan Shapiro, an award-winning writing professor, freelances for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Newsweek, Elle, Esquire & She's the New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, including the acclaimed memoirs Lighting Up, Only as Good as Your Word, and Five Men Who Broke My Heart, the coauthored nonfiction books Unhooked and The Bosnia List, and the novel What's Never Said. 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 & seminars. You can follow her on Twitter at @susanshapironet or reach her at


New York Times
Motherlode: Don't Wait for Picture Perfect
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 Bride Wore White -- and Black
Fear of Dying
Quitters Never Win
Book Review
Barbie, My Mentor
Profile of Judith Regan

New York Magazine
Young Love
Between Professor and Predator
My Best Friend Broke My Heart
picked up on Huffington Post &
Secret Confidante of My Ex's Wife
Secret Confidante of My Ex's Wife

Quartz Magazine
Getting Fired & Dumped Saved My Life
Shuttering Between Paychecks
Grin & Tonic humor piece

Washington Post
De-Friending Anti-Semitism

Los Angeles Times
Our Country Goes Cannabis-Crazy
(also in Chicago Trib, Baltimore Sun & 20 other papers)

Newsday & AM New York
Cannabis Crazier

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
Hillary And My Email Crisis
Woman Overboard
Love is the Drug

The Forgiveness Tour
How To Quit Addictions
Book Review: The Boxer's Heart by Kate Sekules
Book Review: The Art Fair by David Lipsky
Book Review: So Forth by Joseph Brodsky

Tablet Magazine
Both Sides Now: Personal Essay
Memory Palaces: Memoir Reviews

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

Daily Beast
Confessions of a Barbie Freak

Dame Magazine
Can a Feminist Also Be Sexist?

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
My Olympic Problem
Teach Restraint
Getting in the habit of kicking habits

The Forward
Last Wedding in West Bloomfield
Trying to Be The Jewish Joan Didion
My Matchmaker Divorced Me
"Overexposed" Novel Excerpt

Writer's Digest
9 Ways To A Faster Book Deal

Who Owns Your Image?
What My Father Gave Me
Selfie Sabotage
Pretending to be a Parent

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Fix-Up Fanatic cover art by Mary Lynn Blasutta