“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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Softball Mom

“Wow, your daughter’s got quite an arm!” says a dad sitting next to me at Little League softball tryouts. “Oh I don’t know … I guess maybe she did inherit her grandfather’s eye-hand-coordination. He won the 1952 Little League World

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Discussing Body Image on the Fox 11 News

Last night on the Fox 11 News, I had a Cindy Brady brain freeze. I just stared helplessly at Phil Shuman and Susan Hirasuna while my brain screamed, “You’re screwing up your first TV interview. You suck. Die, you idiot,

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I’m Prejudiced Against Women With Fake Breasts

The Alcoholic Hairdresser … who erroneously dyed my blond hair black, then blamed it on my anti-depressents, then had to strip my hair of all color — which burned my scalp — which caused her to pull out a veritable

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The Love Your Body Now Project – Healing Body Image Issues Through Fine Art Nudes (Shannon)

As many of you know, I’ve been seen naked round the world of late. Starting with my first naked post Am I Really Fat? which was also published in The Huffington Post. Followed shortly by Walk The Walk, Naked Lady, which

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Katie Holmes: Her Desperate Plea to Stay-At-Home Mom!

(Note: This post is back by popular demand) The problem with being a mom in L.A. is that we’re celebrity magnets. Stars — who spend their lives jetting to location on the Seychelles where they down copious amounts of Cristal

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Walk the Walk, Naked Lady!

This story was featured on THE TODAY SHOW. I posted nudes I took 20 years ago HERE for an article called “Am I Really Fat?” It drew such an ego-assuaging amount of attention and even was published on the Huffington Post

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Promiscuity Changed My Life

I want to share one of my Life-Changing Moments inspired by: THE MOMENT: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure In my mid-20s I went through a promiscuous phase. It wasn’t quite Pamela Des Barres’ I’m

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What Jealousy Drove Me To Do

Jealousy’s a bitch hound from hell. A bitter pill. An acrid taste in your mouth. And inescapable. Don’t even bother trying. She’ll track you to every safe house/witness protection program/Saddam spider hole and she’ll bite you in the ass again.

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She Deserved To Be Judged …!

Hey Pot, You Calling the Kettle Black? I went shoe shopping with my friend code-name Tango 5-6. She wanted a pair of 200$ Mephistos. “Do you think that’s too much money for a walking shoe?” she asked. “No hey, you’ve

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