Archive for October, 2019

Getting Healthy with Katie Couric

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Such a pleasure sitting down with the whip-smart, deep thinking, profoundly nice Katie Couric at her beautiful home to talk all things health for this weekend’s Parade magazine. She talked about growing as an athlete, her health advocacy over the years, and her take on the results of a Parade/Cleveland Clinic survey on America’s extreme and mainstream health habits.

My favorite line of this piece? “I’ve become an entrepreneur in my 60s, which I think is cool.” Yes, it is.

Read the full story here: Get Healthy With Katie Couric: The Influential Star Weighs in on Health Trends From the Extreme to the Mainstream.

—Amy

Mike Rowe: What’s Right with America

Friday, October 11th, 2019

This is when I really love my job:

When I get to sit down with a smart, interesting, hilarious, good human; then do my best to try to capture their essence — which, according to Mike Rowe, former host of Dirty Jobs and author of the new book The Way I Heard It, it sounds like I may have done this time.

You can read my cover story for this weekend’s PARADE Magazine on the inimitable Mike Rowe here: Mike Rowe Knows What’s Right With America and He’s Telling Things The Way I Heard It in His New Memoir.

And Mike’s Facebook post about the story here: “I sat down a month or so ago in a bar I don’t recall…

—Amy

 

My Thoughts On Our Grandparents’ Good Advice

Friday, October 11th, 2019

I was asked for my advice by a lovely writer, Stacey Feintuch, for this Reader’s Digest story, so I offered it up — on two pieces of Grandma’s relationship wisdom that I believe still holds true. I’ve always liked so it’s a pleasure to be a part of it this month.

I contributed my advice to two sections in the piece — both about relationships. My advice was based on what I’d learned writing Meeting Your Half-Orange, my first book on dating, love and optimism.

You can read the whole piece, and my full thoughts in it, in the story:  “7 Pieces of Advice to Take From Your Grandparents — and 5 to Forget” on Reader’s Digest.

–Amy