“The literary equivalent of a summer night, a good friend and a gin-and-tonic: Shannon is a deft writer; a natural storyteller with a wicked turn of phrase and frighteningly specific memory...”

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Because I’m Worth It! (Steve Allen Media – PR with a Conscience)

When you first meet publicist Steve Allen you think, “Either this guy is high or he really really loves what he’s doing!” Because he’s bubbly. And excited. And creative. And a bit crunchy-granola, woo woo. His company’s motto is “PR with a conscience” and his goodbye is “keeping on having a fantastic day!” But make no mistake, he and his team kick ass and take names. Since hiring Steve in support of my book, “She Dated the Asshats, But Married the Good Guy” I’ve been lambasted with media spots. I almost can’t keep up …

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Does This Woman Look Trustworthy? (Video by Austin Sabado)

“Hello Ninjas — I’m typing this while wearing nothing but stilettos and a smile … okay, I’m in my pajamas wearing reading glasses with oatmeal stains on my shirt. But I do have a cat ‘o nine tails whip an arm’s length away in case Keri Russell shows up with a 9mm, offs me and tries to pack me into a suitcase … okay, I have The Americans on in the background and have Cheetos an arm’s length away. They could kill Keri Russell if she ate too many of them over the course of about fifty years. So …” Keep Reading

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Learn the Secrets to Korean Beauty From a Bonafide Rock Star! (Girl Band Nylon Pink)

Excerpt: My latest obsession is my friend Kaila Yu. We met through the blogoshere but are now buds in real life!
I like her because she’s a supportive, loving, encouraging friend who’d give you the shirt off her back. But, I must admit I’m also enthralled because she’s Asian! I project characteristics onto her because of this. I think she’s mysterious and unknowable; could probably kill you with some kind of ancient martial art using only her thumbs; and must be adept at coding in Mandarin for the NSA and CIA. It could be true!” Learn more:

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The Best Photographer in Los Angeles & “Write Your Starring Role” Workshop!

Excerpt: “Introducing the Most Interesting Photographer & Comedienne in Los Angeles. This isn’t a sponsored post. It’s all about supporting and loving fabulous women who are doing kickass work! If you need a truly great headshot with loads of personality, or want to Write Your Own Starring Role – Read on”

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Smooth, Silky Sex After 50! Here’s How…

Excerpt: “At the tender age of 18, a well-meaning gynecologist working at the USC health center decided to acquaint me with my very own va-jay-law for the first time. She positioned a little handheld mirror between my legs while I lay back on the examining table, feet in stirrups, so I could see.” Keep Reading if you dare…

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Who Else Wants to Quiet Their Mind and Be Happier?

Excerpt: “Next time your mind gets stuck in a stream of unproductive or destructive thought, notice your thinking. Stay with it briefly and even notice how it feels in your body. But, then, instead of following the twisted path of thinking any farther, kindly say to yourself: “Leave it.” And come back to something that’s happening in the here and now – your breath, a sound or the feeling of your feet on the ground.” Keep reading for zen …

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How to Build Your Brand in 6 Minutes!

Excerpt: “Your Real Self + Your Alter Ego = Your Brand. What do I mean by that? You can ask Clark Kent, or Bruce Wayne or Beyonce. But if you can’t get any of those peeps on the phone, you can watch my 6-minute video where I spoke on a panel at the fantastic BAM (Bloggers At Midlife) 2016 Conference in Vegas last week.
Viewer Warning: There will be bodacious ta-tas, aged vajaylaws and a heap of good information for wild, renegade mavericks out their building their own business:

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101 Nights of Great Sex! The App is Here!

Excerpt: “My name is Laura Corn and I make my living selling sex tricks. With the end of my first marriage to a man who said I was “the worst lay he ever had” I made it my mission to become smoking hot in the sack. ALONG with becoming the vixen I was always meant to be, I ended up creating 500 seductions in 9 best-selling books helping other couples have great sex.

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10 Fun and Easy Ways to Change Up Your Style

As you know I’m prone to Shopaholism. Here’s what I’m trying to keep my credit card from exploding: Every woman goes through phases of being uninspired with her wardrobe. You likely know the symptoms: wearing the same few items over and over, staring at your closet for hours, and not being excited to get dressed. This means that it is time to shake up your closet and change your style. Fear not: this won’t require revamping your entire wardrobe or spending your entire paycheck. Here are 10 easy ways to mix up your style without breaking the bank: Check it Out!

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This Post Will Make You Love Yourself in 1 Minute and 13 Seconds (Real Beauty)

This 1 minute 13 second video demonstrates that all of us want what we don’t have. That we all think the Grass is Greener on someone else’s face or body. It reminds us we’re not alone. It makes conscious all of the unconscious, negative, self-hating things we tell ourselves everyday since we’ve absorbed an impossible standard of beauty from the advertising community and celebrity culture. Moms and Dads, be sure to show this to your daughters …

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Beautiful Book App: Classic Books, Gorgeous Looks

I have a cousin who is a creative genius. He created two of my book covers. Then he kind of took a step backward as an animator on How To Train Your Dragon I and II. It was sad, really, his downward spiral from helping me to helping Steven Spielberg. Things are looking up, however, as Matt has created a stunning new app called Beautiful Book! Read More…

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Married Sex: Fact and Fiction is Live!! Countdown to Sale Promotion!

I finally did it! I took all of my married sex stories, along with many previously unpublished interviews (conducted with anonymous subjects under cover of night on a train platform in Gstaad) and compiled them into one freshly edited, integrated book! In addition, I’m including three previously unseen fictional short stories as well.

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Branding for Shannon Colleary dot Com via Jeannine Chanin Penn

You’ve got to see the branding for my new relationship site, shannoncolleary.com. If you’re launching a new business or website you can’t find anyone more innovative, efficient and brilliant as Jeannine. She also makes a mean cafe latte and will feed you Fig Newmans during your consultation.

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The Design Mom Book is a Must Have – How to Live With Kids: A Room by Room Guide

If you don’t know Gabrielle Stanley Blair you absolutely need to. Because she’s one of those people who turns everything she touches into a beautiful Wes Anderson movie set. I’m in love with her because she’s kind, generous and is the type of person I aspire to be someday. She’s the mother of six wildly intelligent, creative children who she integrates not just into the fabric of her life, but into the fabric of the work she does.

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Just What You’ve Been Waiting For: The Chocolate Anus

Dear Mother of God, can it be true? Is it possible that there’s a chocolatier who actually uses the casting of an Unknown Woman’s Anus to make high-quality Belgian chocolate? Yes, Dorothy, it’s true.

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Daphne Brogdon Uses her Powers for Good, Not Evil With her new Show, Daphne Dishes on The Food Network (not sponsored btw)

There is a woman I love who epitomizes the word mensch even though I think she’s a shiksa. So I was thrilled to discover her hilarity and prowess in the culinary arts is being rewarded by getting her own show …

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#FashionFriday w/ Bungalow 20: Rejected by Meredith Viera!

So Meredith Viera called. Okay, she didn’t call, but her producer did. They wanted to fly me to New York for the show where they would grill me about my shopping addiction. My first thought was, Do I really want

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Fashion Friday! It’s Fall at Bungalow 20!

Okay, who says we West L.A. moms won’t bust a cap in your ass if you get up into our sweet junk? Because we can throw some chingasos if needed. You can tell how tough we are by our tattoos:

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I’m in Love With Chef Melissa Mayo! She Reveals her “Lose the Fat, Not the Flavor” Secrets!

Chef Melissa Mayo is not only a culinary master with a six-pack, she’s also one of my dearest friends. I first laid eyes on this South African firecracker at a Music-and-Me class with our then-infants Jade and Bridget. For me

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My First Fashion Friday! Bungalow 20-Style

As many of you know from my 71 Dresses in 71 Days project I love clothes. I blame my dad. His philosophy during my childhood was “if you’re clean and covered it’s good enough,” which lead Ralph Conroy to ask me

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Don’t Hate me Because I’m Showing you Pretty Things

Did you know it’s almost my birthday? Okay actually it’s my half-birthday. Fine, it’s my 1/16th birthday of my 50th year, which means you ought to buy me something really special from Fragments Jewelry. A few gift ideas for you: The “Golden

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If I Did This to my Daughters They Would Never Speak to me Again, But Dang it’s Funny

Okay. This is funny even if you’re having period cramps. Don’t want to publish any spoilers so all I can really write about this is #flocomestotown #theredbadgeofcourage #surfingthecrimsonwave #thecurse #therearecommunistsinthefunhouse #reddotspecial Enjoy!

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When You’re Over 45 You Might Need To Have The “Second Talk”

It’s June 27th, 1975. My 10th birthday. Will I get a fast growing hair Barbie? I rip through the Snoopy wrapping paper to discover … Sweet Suzie’s Starter Menstruation Kit. WTH? “Go ahead, honey, open it,” says my mom, face shining beatifically

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A Visit to Homeboy Industries With Jamie Lynne Grumet

My friend Jamie Lynne Grumet – recently on the cover of Time nursing her toddler Aram – is forcing me to step out of my comfort zone. At last tally she’s gotten me to join her at far-flung speakeasies for

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Addicted to Paint

Henry thought our house was getting shabby. New paint, he said. I thought the house looked fine, why spend money on paint when you can spend it on chocolate and water bras? But I agreed to do the bedrooms. Little did I know

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