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 the New York Times bestselling 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. Her recent coauthored memoir The Bosnia List was published in 2014 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
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

Washington Post
Anti-Social Media

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
Woman Overboard
Love is the Drug and I'm Jonesing for a Hit

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

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
Getting in the habit of kicking habits

The Forward
My Matchmaker Divorced Me
"Overexposed" Novel Excerpt

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