Stacia Friedman Stacia Friedman’s essays appear regularly in PurpleClover.com, Newsworks.org and NYCityWoman.com. Her comic novel Tender is the Brisket is available on Amazon.
Lifestyle

Damn All the Experts, Full Speed Ahead!


By Stacia Friedman

Rather than having a panic attack over the very real possibility of putting the nuclear button in the hand of a political novice who never ran for office, practiced law or served in the military, let’s take a deep breadth and look at the other ways to put experienced professionals where they belong. In the unemployment line!

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Marriage & Life Partners · Relationships & Dating

My Not-So-Funny Valentine


By Stacia Friedman

Without washing the tears off my face, I rushed back down to the street and jumped in a cab. I needn’t have bothered with the erotic lingerie. It came off too quickly for him to notice. Xavier and I drank Champagne and ate moo shu pork naked in bed. I looked at the clock. It was 2 a.m. Thank God. Valentine’s Day was over.

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Lifestyle · Money & Careers

Is Frugality in Your Gene Pool?


By Stacia Friedman

In the late 1960s, Grandma still had flapper dresses tucked in her closet, and she showed up to work at her Center City pharmacy attired like a silent-film star. Her penny-pinching had nothing to do with her finances. By all standards, Grandma was loaded.

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Books

Book Review: ‘Our Bodies, Our Shelves,’ by Roz Warren


By Stacia Friedman

"Librarians aren’t allowed to exhibit any emotion other than politeness," mild-mannered Roz Warren notes in her hilarious new book about the peccadillos of patrons in the Bala-Cynwyd library. "Not even when patrons curse, refuse to pay fines, or use cherry-flavored condoms for bookmarks."

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