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Susie Orman Schnall

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Hi! Thanks for visiting me on Goodreads! Here's a little bit about me...

I am the author of the novels THE SUBWAY GIRLS, THE BALANCE PROJECT, and ON GRACE. I grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. My writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, POPSUGAR, Writer’s Digest, and Glamour. In addition, I have spoken extensively on work-life balance and I'm the founder of The Balance Project interview series. I live in Purchase, NY, with my husband and our three sons. For more about me, please visit www.susieschnall.com or follow me at:

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Susie Orman Schnall Hi Jordan, I actually heard about the Miss Subways contest on NPR. And I was gobsmacked. I found the history of the contest fascinating and I wanted…moreHi Jordan, I actually heard about the Miss Subways contest on NPR. And I was gobsmacked. I found the history of the contest fascinating and I wanted to learn more. I read Fiona Gardner and Amy Zimmer's book MEET MISS SUBWAYS which contained a comprehensive history of the contest as well as interviews with about 50 actual Miss Subways. And I did a ton of other research as well, including speaking with several Miss Subways winners. I found the themes of the contest so relevant almost a century later and I wanted to explore those themes -- women's ambitions, opportunities, etc -- and juxtapose them against the conditions (evolved, sure, but eerily similar) women face today. (less)
Susie Orman Schnall If it's something small (i.e. figuring out the next scene, wondering what a character should say, etc.) I find a shower or a walk works every time!…moreIf it's something small (i.e. figuring out the next scene, wondering what a character should say, etc.) I find a shower or a walk works every time! For more general writers block, it helps me to read someone else's work, especially one that's in the same genre as my work or has the same sort of structure. That gets me out of my own brain and helps me see things from a fresh perspective. Finally, writing longhand helps, too!(less)
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The Subway Girls Book Tour

Hi - I'd love to see you on one of my Book Tour stops for The Subway Girls. Full info is here: www.susieschnall.com/events. Cities are continually being added so be sure to check back. Here's what's booked so far:

TUESDAY, JULY 10 | RYE, NY
Rye Library
In conversation with Annabel Monaghan

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 | NEW YORK, NY
Bryant Park Reading Room
In conversation with Fiona Davis

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I loved this book so much - one of my favorite reads so far this year!! Such a wonderful weaving of three stories all set against the fascinating history of the making of the gown. Couldn't have loved it more.
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Fascinating story and so beautifully told by Dani Shapiro. Stayed up way too late finishing this one.
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“How lucky she was to have a best friend like Jojo. A girl who relied on truth as much as humor, realizing that the former was essential and the latter was what made life bearable.”
Susie Orman Schnall, The Subway Girls

“Very few things in life unfold the way we thought they would. In fact, you should be suspect when they do. Who cares when the best things in life happen? Don’t you see? You’re getting everything you wanted. The packaging is a little unexpected and not ideal, but the stuff inside, the stuff that really counts, is just right.”
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“But sometimes life presents opportunities at inopportune times. And sometimes you have to ignore all the reasons to say no even if there are a lot of them, and go with the reasons to say yes.”
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