Susan Shapiro BarashDear Reader:

Welcome to my website. I’m delighted by the success of my thirteenth book, The Nine Phases of Marriage: How to Make It, Break It, Keep It. I loved working on this project and listening to how a diverse group of women (all ages, social strata, ethnicities) feel about their marriages at every phase. The goal for wives is to have a better understanding of the course that their marriages run in order to craft more satisfying and successful relationships.

Here is a picture of me with my two daughters, Jennie and Elizabeth

I’m available to speak at events and in the past I have addressed women’s organizations, government organizations, foundations, libraries, universities and colleges, charities and conferences. Take a look at the any of these topics. Just fill out the sign-up form.

Meanwhile, my book, Toxic Friends, remains relevant. It was in the news when Lindsay Lohan was spotted carrying a copy. Check out the picture below! Both of my books, Toxic Friends and You’re Grounded Forever… But First Let’s Go Shopping, are intriguing projects that underscore my ongoing fascination with how women everywhere lead their lives. And in speaking with mothers about raising daughters, most women said that without a doubt, it’s a dicier proposition than raising sons!

I plan to announce my next project that I’m currently working on that will also touch on how women lead their lives.

Best wishes,


Kelly Bensimon

Kelly Bensimon of The Real Housewives of New York spotted reading You’re Grounded Forever…But First Let’s Go Shopping

Rachel Hunter with her copy of TOXIC FRIENDS


Lindsay Lohan with her copy of TOXIC FRIENDS

Spotted! TOXIC FRIENDS at Sundance 2011