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Mary-Lou Weisman’s most recent book is Al Jaffee’s Mad Life, (Harper Collins, 2010). She is a prize winning journalist and best-selling author. She began her writing career as a freelance writer and columnist, most notably for The Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic and The New York Times.

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traveling while married

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Books by Mary-Lou:

Al Jaffee’s Mad Life

Al Jaffee’s Mad Life Now available in paperback! Al Jaffee’s Mad Life (HarperCollins) is a biography of Al Jaffee, whose mad life began long before he became a celebrated writer/artist for MAD Magazine. Although Jaffee has become a cultural icon, the most compelling part of his life story has yet to be told. read more

Traveling While Married

Traveling While Married Traveling While Married (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) is a gender-driven, book of humorous essays covering a lifetime of travel a deux, from honeymoon to Elderhostel. read more

My Middle Aged Baby Book

My Middle Aged Baby Book My Middle-Aged Baby Book, (Workman Publishing) is a best-selling parody of a baby book and a satire of middle age. Like the baby book in which your mother recorded your every physical and intellectual accomplishment, this book celebrates the memorable firsts of middle age. read more

Intensive Care

Intensive Care Intensive Care: A Family Love Story is a memoir about how my husband, Larry and I, along with our sons Adam and Peter, struggled to thrive as a couple and a family, even as Peter was dying of muscular dystrophy. read more