All Things Considered
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Tragic Loss And Love Affirmed In 'Figment'
When we invited Lori Gottlieb to choose a book for our series, You Must Read This, her choice seemed pretty dark. Lori says she had the same reactionů at first. But, she explains, Elizabeth McCracken's story of stunning loss is also an affirming story of love.
 
American Public Media - "Marketplace"

How I Fell Into A Romantic Recession
As we examine the causes of the economic downfall -- denial, pie-in-the-sky idealism, greed -- commentator Lori Gottlieb thinks it might be a good time to look at how these mistakes apply to our love lives.
 
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Taught to Swim by Those Drowning in Debt
Like a lot of families hit by the economy this summer, commentator Lori Gottlieb decided to skip the expensive vacation. Instead, to keep her son busy, she signed him up for swim lessons. Little did she know that the swim teachers would turn out to be refugees from the ranks of Hollywood's unemployed.
 

All Things Considered
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Turning Into Your Mother Isn't So Bad After All
When commentator Lori Gottlieb became a mother, she dreaded the idea of turning into her own mom. But after attempting the touchy-feely approach to parenting she read about in books, Gottlieb realized that being like her mom might not be such a bad thing.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Single 40-Year-Old Takes New Look at Marriage
Lori Gottlieb recently turned 40 and is still single. She's come to the conclusion that the romantic view of marriage she has been clinging to might be all wrong, and that a more practical, pragmatic approach might make marriage more of a possibility in the future.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

How to Get Potential In-Laws On Your Side
Commentator Lori Gottlieb likens winning potential in-laws over to a political campaign. After years in the dating trenches and a couple of near-misses at the altar, she offers this advice.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Gain Weight, Lose Perspective: When Sizes Grow
Obesity is becoming a bigger and bigger problem in the United States. An estimated 30 percent of Americans are obese, and the number is going up. But commentator Lori Gottlieb observes that it's getting harder to tell how much weight you've gained -- if you're gauging by your pants size.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Think Partnered Parenting Is Hard? Try Going Solo
Commentator Lori Gottlieb is a single mother. Most of her friends who are moms are married. And that's where the trouble begins. Gottlieb is tired of hearing them whine about how awful their husbands are.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Cross-Cultural (Mis)Understandings with the Neighbors
Commentator Lori Gottlieb's neighbors seemed to her to be a happily married couple -- until recently, that is. She thought she heard them fighting, but it turned out that the wife was just practicing for an acting class.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Leaving Messages? That's So 20th Century
Commentator Lori Gottlieb says there's a new phone message she's supposed to be checking -- the "Missed Calls" list on her Caller ID. Her friends don't bother to leave voicemail anymore. They just assume she'll scroll through all the numbers stored in her Caller ID.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

The Tricky Intricacies of an Adult Math Club
Commentator Lori Gottlieb tried to join a math club made up of fellow TV writers, but she found that she was in over her head.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

A Blind Spot in the Gender Debate
Everyone from university presidents to scientists have courted controversy with remarks about innate genetic differences between men and women. Commentator Lori Gottlieb points out that one area seems immune from the debate: communication.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Where SAT Scores Still Apply in Adulthood
Our commentator found one place beyond colleges where SAT scores are considered relevant: at the sperm bank.
 
Public Radio International - "This American Life"

Mind Games
Host Ira Glass interviews Lori Gottlieb about the time she sent a letter to a writer in a magazine, a letter packed with white lies. One complication led to another and before long, the writer seemed to be lying to her. Or maybe he wasn't. It was hard to tell. Years later, she still isn't sure what happened.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Jumping Through Hoops for an L.A. House
It's getting harder and harder to find an affordable house in Los Angeles: Just ask commentator Lori Gottlieb. When she put in an offer on a house, in addition to a hefty down payment, her realtor told her to write a letter to the seller, telling them why she was the best prospective buyer.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

The Brave New World of College Applicants
Commentator Lori Gottlieb went to Yale. Now she interviews Yale applicants in Los Angeles, but finds herself being more concerned about making a good impression than the other way around.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Behind a Writer's 'Glamour' Shot
Commentator Lori Gottlieb recounts her experience at a photo shoot for Glamour magazine.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Bush's Smooches: The New 'Shock and Awe'?
President Bush displays affection toward his new female Cabinet members, offering kisses while announcing the nominations of Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state and Margaret Spellings as secretary of education. All this kissing has drawn attention from a lot of people, including commentator Lori Gottlieb.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Women's Group Organizes 'Buycott'
Thousands of women are being asked to shut their purses and refuse to shop in an effort to demonstrate the inequality between women's purchasing power and their representation in boardrooms. The national "buycott" was called for by the group 85 Broads. Commentator Lori Gottlieb notes that it's not an easy protest to join.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Playing Tough-Guy in Politics, Relationships
As Election Day approaches, President Bush is trying to project a strong image. At the same time, he's trying to convince female voters that he's "compassionate." So what do women really want? The sensitive man, or the macho man? Commentator Lori Gottlieb has a theory.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Finding a Female Friend
Commentator Lori Gottlieb was lonely for close female friends -- they'd all moved away from Los Angeles. So her friend Sam tried to fix her up with his female friends and then things got complicated.
 
Public Radio International - "Studio 360"

E-Cyrano
The New York Times Magazine reported last year that 40 million Americans had visited at least a dating site in a single month. And with 40 million people competing for dates, somebody's going to want an edge. Enter screenwriter Evan Katz. He turned his talent for writing plausible, lovable fictional characters – into a for-profit business getting real dates for real people. He calls his business e-cyrano, as in Cyrano of Bergerac. Although Katz doesn't have the giant nose. Lori Gottlieb tells the story.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Reality TV Pushing Out Writers
It's tough finding work if you are a TV writer in Hollywood. Reality shows are filling up more time on the network schedules -- and what dramas there are seem to focus more and more on teenaged characters. So when commentator and TV writer Lori Gottlieb found out that the Writers Guild of America was hosting a panel of teenage girls to talk to writers, she felt like she couldn't miss it.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

TV Pow-Wow for Highest Bidder
In Hollywood, getting a meeting is everything. Commentator -- and TV writer -- Lori Gottlieb is all too familiar with the system. And now a meeting with a Hollywood exec is on sale on E-Bay, along with all the collectibles, used socks, and Bill Clinton's boyhood home.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Putting 'Significant Others' Together
The Bravo cable network premieres a new sitcom called Significant Others. Featuring a humorous take on married life, the show is billed as unscripted, but the credits list five writers --- including commentator Lori Gottlieb.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Falling for 'Sex and the City'
As HBO's Sex and the City comes to an end, commentator Lori Gottlieb says it was easy to succumb to the show's charms.
 

National Public Radio - "Weekend Edition Saturday"

Ginger the Wonder Dog
She can type on a computer keyboard, put a coin in a piggy bank, and climb a six-foot vertical ladder. And those are just some of the skills "Ginger the Wonder Dog" lists on her resume. But despite appearances on sitcoms like Seinfeld, Ginger is still looking for her big acting break and hopes a slot on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno will do the trick. Her agent says she could be Julia Roberts in the world of animal actors. Lori Gottlieb reports from Los Angeles, Calif.
 

National Public Radio - "Weekend Edition Sunday"

TV Writers Turn to Stand-Up Comedy
With a sluggish economy and a glut of reality shows, television comedy writers are having a difficult time. Many of them have turned to stand-up to supplement their income and to draw some public notice. Lori Gottlieb reports from Los Angeles, Calif.
 

National Public Radio - "The Tavis Smiley Show"

Using What You Got
Writer Lori Gottlieb profiles best-selling author Karen Quinones Miller, who says she got the inspiration to begin her writing career from her teenage daughter. Miller's latest book is Using What You Got.
 

National Public Radio - "The Tavis Smiley Show"
Food and Loathing
Reporter Lori Gottlieb has this story on Betsy Lerner's new book, Food and Loathing: A Lament.
 

National Public Radio - "All Things Considered"

Writer's Clock
It's no news flash that looking young is all-important in Hollywood. But commentator and TV writer Lori Gottlieb never thought this would apply to her. Now, it seems that producers want to hire writers who are young — and the writers are getting plastic surgery and wearing their hair in braids to try to get work.
 
Minnesota Public Radio - "American Pop"

TV's Fall Schedule
Former NBC executive Lori Gottlieb finds that picking shows for the fall television season isn't that different from being in high school.
 
"Marketplace" with David Brancaccio

Hollywood Holidays
Many Americans are enjoying at least a few days off between Christmas and New Years. But how would you like to have a six-week winter holiday? As television writer Lori Gottlieb discovered, it's not that unusual for Hollywood's hot shots. She checked out what they're doing with all that downtime.
 
"Marketplace" with David Brancaccio

Adultolescence
Commentator Lori Gottlieb explores this new nomenclature for thirtysomethings who just won't grow up. Adultolescence may seem like a derogatory term, but retailers love the spending power of these folks with Peter Pan syndrome.
Music Bridge: Smells Like Teen Spirit - The Moog Cookbook
 
"Marketplace" with David Brancaccio

Father's Day Gifts
Are you finding it impossible to find the perfect gift for Dad for Father's Day? Commentator, and starving artist, Lori Gottlieb has discovered a way around the yearly conundrum of what to buy for the man who has everything.
Music Bridge: Song For My Father - George Benson
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