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Arlene Schindler - Author and Comedian

About Arlene

Arlene Schindler often says, “I come from a long line of miserable people.” This is shorthand for growing up in an iconoclastic, dramatic Brooklyn Jewish family. She writes and speaks frequently about issues of Jewish identity, east coast angst, and feelings of invisibility at mid- life. 


Using humor and affection, she’s tackled topics like dating, marriage to a sex addict, divorce (not a surprise), as well as diet, weight and emotional eating. (If you’ve ever been in a relationship, you know what emotional eating is.) She’s an author and speaker sharing humorous tales of women’s secrets and desires. Arlene originated the comedy column for The New York Post, writing reviews and profiles of comedians appearing in New York City. It was the first of its kind in the country, helping spur comedy’s greatest growth period. Her writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Daily Variety, Purple Clover, Huffington Post and many other publications. 


Besides completing her most recent book, Stand-Up & Heartbreak, Arlene is also a contributor to the anthology Women Under Scrutiny. Her novel The Last Place She’d Look is a raucous romp through the hidden sex lives of today’s mature women. 

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