Hi, all,

I have been nuts with work, for which I am beyond grateful, considering the state of the economy and how many capable people are scratching the dusty ground for whatever they can get. Like many things in life in these middle years, it’s not the way it should be, but it’s the way it is. I’m loathe to turn any stories down, even though I’m cranking into the nights and weekends, because I don’t know if I’ll be cycling into famine any time soon.

Still, I didn’t want anyone to start Googling me to make sure they hadn’t missed my obit. Below, a piece I did for Redbook that got a lot of love.

Please Don’t Call This a Revenge Body

By Stephanie Dolgoff
Stephanie Dolgoff

Photo Credit: Dori Klotzman
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I can see the tabloid magazine story now: Jennifer Lopez or some other recently divorced celeb is pictured going to work or herding her kids into the car. The headline reads, “Looking good is the best revenge!” and a “source close to the star” is quoted as saying that the ex is eating his heart out with chopsticks over her new, slimmer-than-ever body but that she’s too busy shopping for expensive clothes in absurdly tiny sizes to notice.

Yes, well. I’m here to tell you that that’s not how it is. Like me, these women are on the divorce diet, and I do not recommend it.