Stephanie Dolgoff


Stephanie Dolgoff has been writing and editing for magazines and newspapers since she graduated from college in 1989. Her first book, MY FORMERLY HOT LIFE: DISPATCHES FROM JUST THE OTHER SIDE OF YOUNG, based on her blog, came out August 17, 2010.

Stephanie is a contributing editor at Parenting. Before that, she was a contributing editor at Real Simple, health director and features director at SELF magazine, and prior to that, executive editor and senior contributing editor at Glamour. She’s written for “O” The Oprah Magazine, Fitness, Health, Parents, Redbook, Seventeen, CosmoGirl, Ladies Home Journal, Prevention, American Photo, and many others. For five years she authored a monthly sex column for teens, Ask Anything, for the now defunct YM magazine. Her articles have also appeared in the New York Times and the New York Post.

Stephanie has won several awards for her writing, and a section she helped to oversee, SELF magazine’s 2005 Breast Cancer Handbook, won the ASME award in the category of personal service. Her work has also been published in several books, including The Elephant in the Playroom (Penguin), and The Enlightened Bracketologist (Bloomsbury). One of her essays appeared in Behind the Bedroom Door (Delacorte), in 2008.

When she’s not writing for magazine, Stephanie is cranking out Formerly Hot, and looking for new and innovative ways to get the word out about her book.

Stephanie was born and raised in New York City, where she still lives with her twin girls. She attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

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Really procrastinating? Check out the My Formerly Hot Life book trailer .

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