My name is Susan Gregory Thomas. I have written for a living since I was 19 years old, and it’s not an easy gig. Having said that, I’ve really lucked out.
Susan Gregory ThomasOver the course of a 24-year career in journalism and writing, I have written continuously for the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Time, Marie Claire, Glamour, Philadelphia Magazine, and others, as well as serving as an on-air contributor to MSNBCCBS, ABC’s Nightline, public television, NPR, and others. I have written two books (In Spite of Everything: A Memoir, Random House, 2011; Buy, Buy Baby: How Consumer Culture Manipulates Parents and Harms Young Minds, Houghton Mifflin, 2007), launched the Web versions of Time Inc.’s flagship magazines, am currently developing an original cable television series, and am active in social media and blogging.

I graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University, with a B.A. and the English Department Award for Critical Writing. Having lived in New York for nearly 25 years, I now live in Philadelphia with my husband and three children.

11 thoughts on “

  1. Welcome to Philadelphia! i have recently moved here too. and am looking to write…well have stated to write a book about my own collapse of the same things with verbal abuse thrown in there (actually the main attraction). Lost my Heart, Lost my Mind it is called.
    I look forward to getting your book, In Spite of it All.

  2. Susan, congratulations on what sounds like an authentic great life! I look forward to reading some of your work. Have a unique perspective on parenting myself so will follow your blog.

  3. Good for you, Susan. My daughter was lucky enough to win a scholarship to a private all girls secondary school in Brighton, England. She wasn’t really intellectually inclined but obviously showed potential. As a single parent with her father being insolvent, there was no way I could have afforded to send her to a private school without that scholarship. It was super to see her in a school that wasn’t bursting at the seams, and now she’s a grown woman who is passionate, successful, and has become my guiding light.
    So I am totally behind your decision, however difficult it might have been, to opt for private.

  4. Fabulous bit on not sharing checking accounts. Having already been through Bachelor #1 who nearly bankrupted us — I was clueless and trusting and he had signed on to that new-fangled thing called “online bill statements” thru Amex long ago–I made it clear with Bachelor #2 that I’ll never co-mingle money or accounts again. Live and learn. It’s sad how ex’s who once goo-gooed over their babies quickly lose interest once they’re out of the house and not involved in the day-to-day raising of those children.

  5. Hey Susan, Such an inspiring story. I wish I had had the balls & guts to stick up for myself like you did. I am a fan.

  6. Hello and Thank you,
    Former school Teacher with burnt-out. Gave more than I had for too Long. But still in contact with former students and families. What a ride. Now a little nutts and trudging a new path.
    Thank you for your sharing,
    Keep up the urban farming. Hunting and gathering is becoming our future,
    ~ Peace ~ J.L.M. :-)

  7. I read your article in More magazine and I just love your work! Great stuff. I haven’t read anything as touching in a long time and when I found your article on teachers dealing with X parents, I forwarded it to some of my educator friends.

  8. Great read, alot like Willam Styron’s Darkness Visible. We have lived parallel lives. Thank you for articulating our experience and not pulling any punches.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s