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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marla Paul  

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Illinois Connection

Marla Paul writes a column on women’s friendships for a nationally syndicated section of the Chicago Tribune. She lives in the Chicago, Illinois area.

Biographical and Professional Information

A lifelong journalist, Marla's essays and feature articles have been published in Ladies' Home Journal, Health, Family Circle, Parents, The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune Magazine. Prior to freelancing, she was a staff writer and editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and a bureau chief for W magazine and Women’s Wear Daily. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and daughter.

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Titles At Your Library

The Friendship Crisis: Finding, Making, and Keeping Friends When You're Not a Kid Anymore
ISBN: 1594861579

Rodale Books. 2005

As seen in Self, Fitness, Real Simple, Health, Ladies' Home Journal, and Redbook, this much-praised celebration of women's friendships-now in paperback-explores the keys to forming emotionally supportive and sustaining connections at every stage in life.

Embraced by some of the most popular women's magazines, The Friendship Crisis has struck a chord with women everywhere who know that finding close friends as an adult isn't easy. Most women rely heavily on their friendships with other women to share their joy and see them through the rough spots, but common life changes-having a baby, leaving a job, moving to a new town, starting an at-home business, becoming divorced or widowed-not only make it difficult to forge new ties but often fray the ones we already have. Marla Paul brings together the moving personal experiences of many different women with the keen insights of psychologists and other relationship experts in "her wise and helpful book on this much neglected subject," says Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

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