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Suzanne Braun Levine

Suzanne Braun Levine is a nationally recognized authority on women and family issues and media. She was the first editor of Ms. magazine and the only woman to edit the Columbia Journalism Review. She produced the Peabody Award-winning documentary She’s Nobody’s Baby: American Women in the Twentieth Century. Levine writes and blogs regularly on Feisty Side of Fifty, The Transition Network, The Third Age, Vibrant Nation, SheWrites and other popular sites for women, and is a contributing editor to More magazine. She is on the Board of Civic Ventures, a nonprofit think tank on boomers, work and social purpose.  She is the author of Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood and Fifty Is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood. How We Love Now: Sex and Intimacy in Second Adulthood, her newest book will be published by Viking January 2, 2012. A lecturer and advisor to several women’s organizations dealing with midlife issues, she has appeared on Oprah, Charlie Rose, Today, NPR and numerous other television and radio programs. Her previous books include Father Courage: What Happens When Men Put Family First (Harcourt, 2000) and an oral history of Bella Abzug (with Mary Thom) published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in 2007.