He Had AIDS and I Had Hepatitis C: A Love Story

Published by Marie Claire AIDS + Hepatitis C = Love How we found each other amidst addiction, ongoing sobriety, and life-threatening illness. By Dorri Olds “One girlfriend slipped a mickey into my coffee,” he said, “and when I passed out she poured lighter fluid on me and all my belongings and torched me.” We were sitting at … Read more

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SAVE THE DATE Saturday, May 21, 2016 ASJA Annual Writers Conference

SAVE THE DATE! Sat., May 21, 2pm. Latest Social Media Tricks: What Works and What’s a Turnoff. There’s never enough time in a writer’s life. It can be overwhelming without tips and tricks for efficiency. Don’t waste valuable hours.

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List of Books for Dorri Olds

Dorri Olds has been published in many book anthologies including the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and edited the memoir about Frank Zappa by his younger brother Bobby Zappa.

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2015 – A Year in Review

2015 was another year of fun successes – articles published, red carpet photo ops, one on one celebrity interviews, and movie previews. It has been another stellar year and I am so grateful. Celebs include Robert de Niro, Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Lily Tomlin, Nat Wolff, Glenn Close and so many more.

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Susan Shapiro

Want To Be a Successful Writer? Two Magic Words: SUSAN SHAPIRO

In the speed of your TV remote’s fast-forward author Susan Shapiro will tell you anything you want to know. She walks into a room with a whoosh mark behind her. Though born in the Midwest, she’s more of a New Yorker than the average, well, New Yorker. Within five minutes Shapiro will tell you where she’s … Read more

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Dr. Drew

My New York Times Essay ‘Defriending My Rapist’ is a Required Reading at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Today I am speaking at a class because my New York Times essay, “Defriending My Rapist,” is a required reading for the Victimology course at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY). The course is led by Jan Yager, a professor at the Department of Sociology. Yager has an MA in criminal justice and … Read more

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Bill Cosby

Rape, Trauma, PTSD and Bill Cosby

This Bill Cosby scandal has triggered memories. Before my rape, I had voluntarily drunk rum and smoked a few hits of pot. Afterward, I was afraid people wouldn’t believe anything I said because I was high.

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A Sociopath Led Me to Al Gore, Live Earth And Recycling

Seven years ago, on 07/07/07, I was at the Live Earth concert in London. As I watched videos of Al Gore talk about recycling in between sets by The Black Eyed Peas, Snow Patrol and Foo Fighters, I learned how to dispose of waste properly. And not just in the kitchen — in my personal … Read more

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HEROIN: Rebel Without a Clue — Written for Honeysuckle Magazine

“I realize that I’ve been hypnotized.”  — Jimi Hendrix Where do self-destructive impulses come from? I had romanticized images of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin but they were dead long before I heard of them. The first time I shot heroin was down at St. Mark’s place in 1978. I was a 17-year-old aspiring artist … Read more

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Angelina Jolie, Rebel With So Many Causes — for Honeysuckle Magazine

I was first wowed when she played the troubled supermodel that died of AIDS in 1998’s “Gia.” The following year, watching “Girl Interrupted,” I felt like I was in love with Angelina — and I’m straight. The actress seemed half-crazy and angry, sad, wild. She reminded me of my own disturbed youth.

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