My name is Susan Gregory Thomas. I have written for a living since I was 19 years old, and itÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs not an easy gig. Having said that, IÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂve really lucked out.
Over the course of a 24-year career in journalism and writing, I have written continuously for the countryÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs top newspapers and magazines , including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Time, Marie Claire, Glamour, ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Philadelphia Magazine , and others, as well as serving as an on-air contributor to MSNBC ,ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ CBS , ABCÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs Nightline , public television , NPR , and others. I have written two books ( In Spite of Everything: A Memoir , Random House, 2011; Buy, Buy Baby: How Consumer Culture Manipulates Parents and Harms Young Minds , Houghton Mifflin, 2007), launched the Web versions of Time Inc.ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs flagship magazines, am currently developing an original cable television series, and am active in social media and blogging .
I graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University , with a B.A. and the English Department Award for Critical Writing. Having lived in New York for nearly 25 years, I now live in Philadelphia with my husband and three children.