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Suzanne Braun Levine

Suzanne Braun Levine is a writer and editor. She was the first editor of Ms. magazine (from 1972 - 1988) and in addition to writing her books, she lectures widely and is a contributing editor of More magazine. Her website is www.suzannebraunlevine.com.

Her new book, Fifty Is The New Fifty: 10 Life Lessons For Women In Second Adulthood (Viking, April 2009) continues the conversation Suzanne began with Inventing The Rest Of Our Lives: Women In Second Adulthood (Viking/ June 2005).

In 2007, she co-authored (with editor and author, Mary Thom) Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook Up Politics Along the Way, a widely acclaimed oral history of the Congresswoman from New York (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007).

Levine is a contributor to Sisterhood Is Forever, edited by Robin Morgan (Atria Books, 2003). Her book about the changing the role of fatherhood, Father Courage: What Happens When Men Put Family First appeared in 2000 (Harcourt, April 2000).

She was the editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, the monitor of media matters, from 1989 to 1997.

She is on the Advisory Boards of the Transition Network, the AARP’s Women’s Leadership Circle, and Civic Ventures, an organization that recognizes social entrepreneurs over 60 and promotes recognition of the potential within that age group.