Herman and Me: Writing the story behind the controversial Rosenblat Holocaust memoir "hoax"

Just finished writing The Apple, based on the Holocaust memoir "hoax" by Herman Rosenblat, who was a two-time guest on Oprah. The book will be publisher September 1, 2009. It's a subject that really polarizes people. Some people villify Herman for embelishing his memoir, others are sympathetic. I ask people to read what happened to him during the War and then to judge. No one gets a pass but it's important to understand where people are coming from. I don't have the answers, I only have the questions. I would like to hear what other people. ...more

Oprah's Health Advice: Take it or leave it?

I'm not a lover (or a hater) of the Oprah Show, when she has something I'm interested in I watch, otherwise I don't. Since I write about health and wellness, I do tend to be more interested in her health related shows. Now there is a Newsweek article addressing her many controversial and sometimes misleading health related shows. No surprise, there are a lot of women blogging about whether or not Oprah's advice is good advice. ...more


I used to love Oprah and plan my day to watch ...more

Newsweek Blasts Oprah - What's Next? There's No Santa?

My hands trembled as I read the cover of this week's Newsweek I pulled from the mailbox. ...more

Thanks so much for your kind words, Megan!  I really appreciate it!  Everyone at BlogHer has ...more

Who’s Mad at Elizabeth Edwards?

I love Elizabeth Edwards, and I'm mad at her. I’m seriously biased towards this brilliant woman who has faced so many hardships with dignity and grace. Many of us at BlogHer had a thing for Mrs. Edwards; she spoke at the Conference in 2007 and was available for calls. ...more

I think John Edwards was a cast iron jackass. But I don't think his mistress should have ...more

What the Cluck is Wrong With Free Chicken?

You know why people were blocking traffic and sidewalks to get free food from KFC? BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE BROKE. Five years ago when sparks flew off our ...more

An Open Letter To Oprah Winfrey On Sexual Bullying

Dear Oprah, Thank you for your show on sexual bullying yesterday. You helped to put a very serious issue under the national spotlight. I'm disappointed, however, that you didn't address that bullying is a learned behavior. ...more

I could relate because I was bullied in school. It is very devesating and something that should ...more

Kirstie Alley on Oprah Talking About Her Weight Gain

Did you see Kirstie Alley on Oprah? She was on to talk about her weight gain, and her desire to develop her own weight loss program. The interview wasn't at all what I expected. She talked to Oprah about spending this past year researching weight loss (for her soon to be announced weight loss program), while gaining even more weight than she had lost on Jenny Craig. It was a bit odd. ...more

Kirstie Alley would garner a lot more sympathy from me if it didn't appear as if she were ...more

Just When I Thought it Could Be All About Me

97% More Search "Buy Online" rather than "Sell Online" Corporate America and mainstream businesses everywhere are looking for the on ramp to learn about internet selling online and social media marketing. I can just imagine the confusion and concerns they have about how to get started. If a seasoned professional, familiar with all the latest and greatest tips and strategies for creating and maintaining a strong social media position via social media sites like Twitter, is having information overload, what must they be going through? ...more

Oprah Asks Are You Prepared to Buy Teen Daughter a Vibrator?

Stephany who blogs at Crooked House is not having an easy time of it. She's a couch potato by her own description, tired and dragging through her days, and ready to give Oprah expert Dr. Laura Berman the thumbs up for telling moms to tell their daughters about masturbation, maybe even given them vibrators for Christmas. It's understandable. ...more

I got my first vibrator when I turned 17. It was a Jack Rabbit -- a present from my two best ...more

The Montel/Oprah M.S. Misfire

I admit it -- I don't watch Oprah. But so many people told me about Montel Williams' March 17 appearance on her show that I had to get my hands on a copy. I heard it was an extremely powerful piece about multiple sclerosis. ...more