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.

Let There be Light…and Latkes!

     Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, will arrive at sundown this Sunday, December 18th.  No complaints this year about the holiday arriving too early or late.  In my humble opinion, it’s arriving at the best possible moment.  The eight nights of candle-lighting include illuminating the Winter Solstice on December 21, the longest night of

By |2022-12-15T15:27:02+00:00December 15th, 2022|Categories: Food, Holidays|8 Comments

Book Report

Dear Readers: I’m wordless!  Which is a sorry state for a writer.  Nevertheless, I’m not sure I have the proper vocabulary to convey my gratitude. My new book, Laughing My Way Through the Third Stage, now in its fifth week since its release in early October, has been selling like the idiomatic hot cakes. (Personally,

By |2022-11-15T16:14:46+00:00November 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Reading Between the Lines

Book clubs are all the rage.  They’re everywhere.  Oprah has one.  Civic groups and country clubs have them.  Chances are your church or synagogue has one.  (Come to think of it, they’ve been reading the same book for years).  Whether they’re formal and structured, or a free-for-all in someone’s home, book clubs just might be

By |2022-10-31T15:49:32+00:00October 31st, 2022|Categories: Dining, Reading|2 Comments


Dear Readers: I’m pleased and excited to announce the release on Tuesday, October 4th, of my third book of essays: Laughing My Way Through the Third Stage: Selected Essays that Skewer the Golden Years.  Unlike my first two books, whose essays addressed the random irritants of everyday life, I have devoted this volume to all

By |2022-10-01T19:37:23+00:00October 1st, 2022|Categories: Entertainment|14 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 |2022-08-30T12:19:52+00:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Fashion, Holidays|6 Comments

The Perfect Dress

I have been on a quest for the perfect dress.  Perfect for me, that is. And I do have some very specific requirements.  Requirements that I probably didn’t have when I was 30 years younger.  But you know how that is.  If you don’t know, you might be too young to relate to this essay. 

By |2022-07-15T16:39:48+00:00July 15th, 2022|Categories: Fashion|6 Comments

Anthropo…. What?

Anthropomorphism, that’s what. You may not know the word, but I’ll bet you a month’s worth of Starbuck’s Chocolate Cream Cold Brew that you know what it is.  We all grew up with it.  Kids still do.  Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Bugs Bunny, Mr. Ed, talking teapots, minions, and the like. Anthropomorphism, a multi-syllabic word that’s

By |2022-06-30T17:02:00+00:00June 29th, 2022|Categories: Pets|5 Comments
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