Archive for January, 2009

A Hot Group of Guys…and Me!

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

For the past few years, I’ve been lucky enough to work on one of the more fun assignments I get from Glamour magazine: the interviews with the year’s hottest guys, for their annual “Guy Issue.” Well, the issue has rolled out again this month, in the February 2009 issue.

Inside are my interviews with some of the cutest guys du mois: Gabriel Macht (shown below, and so in love with his wife), Penn Badgley (the sensitive poet of the bunch, just like his Gossip Girl character!), Hunter Parrish (who makes robbing the cradle seem okay), Anthony Mackie (who is ha-larious) and Chris Evans (who’s sweet as pie and just looking for a sweet girl to love).

There are other great things in the issue, of course, but I’m partial to the parts I added. 🙂 Pick up an issue and check it out!

A Little Health-y Inspiration

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

I’ve been writing a lot for Health magazine recently, and the best part is: it gives me a great reason to buy every issue—because, let’s be honest, it’s hard to eat fried cheese after looking at photographs of women in cute yoga pants doing twisting plank exercises. So thank you Health, for helping my health!

The Jan/Feb 2009 issue

The Jan/Feb 2009 issue

My latest inspiration came from the interview I did with the January/February cover personality, Elaine Irwin-Mellencamp, model and wife of musician John (admit-it-you-still-add-the-Cougar) Mellencamp. She’s a woman who thinks bathroom scales should be banished, and I love her for that.

Check out this month’s issue for the full interview!

Coming in 2010: “Meeting Your Half-Orange”

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Attention all singles! Start your countdown clocks now. My first dating book, Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match, will be published by Running Press in February 2010. Yes, it’ll be a long countdown, but it will be worth it.

If you’re getting tired of watching your friends pair up and marry off while you whittle away yet another Saturday night trying to wrangle someone to scour the guy scene with you…it’s time to try Dating Optimism.

Because if you’re focused on simply finding the right guy, I’m sorry to tell you…you’re doing it all wrong! You shouldn’t be looking for a guy at all!

Why? Because it’s not about the guy. It’s about you.

Meeting Your Half-Orange (Running Press, 2010)

From what to do while you’re sipping your Starbucks, to what to think about while you scour Us Weekly, I will walk you through the secret of Dating Optimism to get you the relationship you’ve always wanted.

Use my tricks to stop your frustrating pursuit for good men, delete the online suitors you don’t want to date anyway, and fight off the secret panic that you’ll end up alone. Instead, Meeting Your Half-Orange will show you how to live your life and adjust your attitude in a profound—but simple—way to bring you the great relationship you want and deserve.

It’s about time you learned to live up your amazing, kick-ass life while love finds you!

Email media and publicity inquiries to:

Literary agent:
Laurie Abkemeier
DeFiore & Company, New York, NY

15 Moments that Define a Relationship

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Have you hit all the big moments in your relationship? Here’s what I see as the milestones, from pebbles to boulders, no love stone unturned. Have I hit them all, or are there more? This was originally published in Women’s Health magazine, November 2008. Click on the piece for a slightly larger—and hopefully readable!—image.

Women's Health November 2008

Women's Health November 2008

And here’s the cover of that issue, which, for the life of me, I can’t get to show up in one whole shiny happy piece. But you get the gist!

May you meet all the relationship milestones and more…