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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.

A New Me?

Recently, a friend of mine sent me a rather lengthy article written by a woman who undertook a three-month experiment to try to change her personality.  Besides suggesting that it might be a source of humor for a new essay, I couldn’t help but wonder if my friend was trying to tell me something. Nevertheless,

By |2022-04-15T14:04:29+00:00April 15th, 2022|Categories: Psychology|12 Comments

Can We Talk?

It’s 2022, and if you’re only just getting last year’s slang, forget it!  Gen Z has invented a whole new lexicon.  The March breaks are over, but it’s not too late to prepare for the April school vacation and visits or texts from the grandkids.  Don’t get what they’re saying? Once again, I’m here to

By |2022-03-31T13:53:55+00:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Language|2 Comments

Four Score Plus One

I had a very lovely Super Bowl Sunday birthday.  Thank you for asking.  And the outcome of our marital scrimmage about which occasion to celebrate? Both sides won.  We had an early dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant.  Agreeing to skip coffee and dessert, we were finished in time to join some friends to watch

By |2022-02-15T14:55:44+00:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Aging|2 Comments

Virtual Assistance

            I was at my local beauty salon the other day hoping for a magical transformation via a much-needed haircut.  Soft jazz music was playing in the background as the stylist began snipping away at my neglected “do.”  Suddenly, she called out “Alexa, turn up the volume,” and voila, the music got louder.  A few

By |2022-01-15T14:45:25+00:00January 15th, 2022|Categories: Technology|6 Comments

A Room of One’s Own

(with apologies to Virginia Woolf) In 1928, in a lecture at Oxbridge, Virginia Woolf stated that in order for a woman to write (fiction) “a woman must have money and a room of one’s own.”  The financial aspect was to provide a woman with a degree of independence, and the room to provide a space

By |2021-12-16T14:48:28+00:00December 16th, 2021|Categories: Housekeeping|10 Comments

Want to Add Years to Your Life? Try Complaining.

What a great time to be a professional complainer.  Like myself.  And to have written a how-to book about the subject, which will, no doubt, be catapulted to the best seller list due to a recent article in The New York Times. Nearly 10 years into my third-act career and I have finally been validated. 

By |2021-10-31T13:31:39+00:00October 31st, 2021|Categories: Kvetching|1 Comment
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