Bio

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Barbara has contributed to many magazines, including National Geographic Traveler, O The Oprah Magazine, AARP The Magazine, Food & Wine, Glamour, Mindful, Redbook, Sunset, Time, Tricycle, and Vogue, and her essays have been collected in numerous anthologies.

She is the author/editor of the New York Times bestselling Eye of My Heart: 27 Women Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother, her non-Hallmark take on the complexities of being a grandparent in the 21st century. She’s also the author of Women Who Run with the Poodles: Myths and Tips for Honoring Your Mood Swings, a national bestseller that offers a satirical look at the dark side of the self-help movement.

Her memoir, Camp Paradox, is a haunting yet wry coming-of-age tale set at an all-girls summer camp which fast-forwards decades into the future when Barbara realizes that the “love affair” she believed she’d shared with her camp counselor fits every definition of sexual abuse.

Barbara’s plays have been produced Off-Broadway and at theaters around the country.

What Jonah Knew is her first novel.