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About Susan Goldfein

Born and raised in New York City, Susan currently splits her time between Florida and Connecticut. She lives with her husband, and the world’s cutest dog, Sam, a rough-coat Russell Terrier. Susan gives her audiences a sideways view of life on a range of relatable topics. Whether skewering marriage, growing older, fashion, the media, politics, or money matters, her light touch keeps people laughing – and thinking.

Taking the Plunge

Hey boys and girls, in case you haven’t noticed, it’s Awards season.  Did you know there are some 44 different awards events between January and the big finale, The Academy Awards, at the end of February?  So many opportunities for celebrities to dress up, and hang out.  Mostly, it’s the women who hang out.  Which

By | 2019-01-14T14:20:41+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Categories: Beauty, Fashion|1 Comment

What If…….?

I was involved in a fender bender the other night. No air bags inflated and no one was hurt. But the left front fender of my car is a dented, ugly mess and will remain so until I hear from the insurance adjuster. I do hope he calls soon, because my poor car, while drivable,

By | 2018-12-15T15:12:13+00:00 December 15th, 2018|Categories: Driving, Marriage|16 Comments

 T’is the Season to Eat Latkes….

     Dear Readers:  I hope you all had a lovely and relatively stress-free Thanksgiving, filled with good food and good company, and void of any political conversation.  And, if you’re like me, you probably made a vow after that last piece of pie that you would never eat again.  But despite my best intentions,

By | 2018-11-30T14:41:24+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Categories: Food, Holidays|8 Comments

Girls’ Night Out: An Almost True Story

I recently read a study that said fun is more fun when it's shared with friends.  While this may be something we know instinctively, scientific validation is always reassuring.  Now when someone in your group asks "Are we having fun yet?" you can roll your eyes and point to the data. Thus, it was the

By | 2018-10-15T12:57:43+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Friends, Technology|4 Comments

Failure to Print

     My husband and I just returned from a successful 10-day holiday.   I deem it successful because we managed to avoid almost all of the hazards of traveling.  We had:  no flight delays, no lost luggage, comfortable hotels, absence of intestinal backlash, good weather, and letting others do the driving, which greatly minimizes opportunities

By | 2018-09-30T13:54:15+00:00 September 30th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Anatomy, Travel|5 Comments

Romancing The Crone

This essay originally appeared on September 17, 2015.  I'm pleased to say I'm still standing and embracing the Third Stage of my life! For those of you who have imagined me lounging by the pool for the month of August, that couldn't be further from the truth.  In fact, I've been lounging on my screen

By | 2018-09-15T13:36:46+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Fantasy|3 Comments

It’s Labor Day and White is Still All Right!

Labor Day weekend is upon us, and despite the fact that we were just experiencing a heat wave,  come Monday, summer is unofficially at an end. In truth, summer is not really over until the calendar says it is, on or about September 21.  But then, the calendar completely ignores the real indications of the

By | 2018-08-31T14:34:07+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Categories: Fashion, Holidays|3 Comments