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Suzanne Braun Levine is a nationally recognized authority on women, family issues and media. She was the first editor of Ms. magazine (1972-1988) and the first woman editor of the prestigious Columbia Journalism Review. She produced the Peabody Award-winning HBO documentary She’s Nobody’s Baby: American Women in the Twentieth Century.

Her feature, “Inventing the Rest of My Life,” appears on the More magazine web site. Levine is a blogger on Huff/Post50 and contributes to, The Transition Network,,, and is a frequent guest on the Feisty Side of Fifty radio program.

Her new book How We Love Now: Sex and the New Intimacy in Second Adulthood is the “third chapter” in her ongoing conversation with women in second adulthood, the stage she celebrated in two popular books: 50 Is the New Fifty: 10 Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood and Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood.

Levine’s previous books include Father Courage: What Happens When Men Put Family First and Bella Abzug, a widely acclaimed oral history she co-authored (with Mary Thom) about the legendary New York Congresswoman.

She is on the Board of Civic Ventures, a nonprofit think tank on boomers, work and social purpose and an advisor to women’s organizations dealing with midlife transitions, and the Women’s Media Center. She has appeared on Oprah, Charlie Rose, Today, NPR and numerous other television and radio programs.

Levine graduated from Harvard with honors and has taught journalism at several universities. Levine lives in New York with her husband, Robert F. Levine. They have two adult children.

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