Arlene Schindler often says, “I come from a long line of miserable people.” This is shorthand for growing up in an iconoclastic, dramatic Brooklyn Jewish family. She writes and speaks frequently about issues of Jewish identity, east coast angst, and feelings of invisibility at mid-life. Using humor and affection, she’s tackled topics like dating, marriage to a sex addict, divorce (not a surprise), as well as diet, weight and emotional eating. (If you’ve ever been in a relationship, you know what emotional eating is.) Arlene originated the comedy review column for The New York Post, writing reviews and profiles of comedians appearing in New York City. She was a Relationship Expert/Guest Guru for America On-Line’s Love-on-Line, and a writer/editor for WOMAN Magazine and Playgirl, also writing for The Los Angeles Times, Daily Variety and Creative Screenwriting. Arlene is a regular on the spoken word circuit in Los Angeles, telling raucous tales about women's secrets and desires; a riotous romp through the hidden sex lives of today's "mature" woman.