The Today Show

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Photo with The Today Show’s National Correspondent/Anchor Natalie Morales

I had a great experience on The Today Show, along with Editor Molly Rosen and fellow Essayist Cari Shane Parven about our contributions to Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex and Work in Our ’40s – Check it out!

Here’s the link to read my essay, “Stumbling into Cyberspace,” online at The Today Show’s website. Click here to read Cari’s essay, “Finding Friendship at 40.”

Here’s the link to purchase Knowing Pains from our Mom-tastic Bookshelf — 100% of profits from the book go straight to breast cancer research and education — the entire team of writers, editors, illustrators, website developers, etc., volunteered in order to donate the maximum to the cause.

Here are some fun photos:

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Left to right: Molly, Amy & Cari en route to the show – After a 4-hour Manhattan dinner/prep the night before, very little sleep, and TONS of adrenaline, we’re ready to go!

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The professional hair and make-up was a blast, especially considering none of us wear too much on a regular basis – Amy and Molly get a “roller” lift.

cari shane parven

And finally, the shoes! Molly’s fabulous volunteer illustrator, Jill McCleary, sketched a different shoe before each chapter of the book – we each decided to wear something funky & fun, to demonstrate the many, many shoes we women wear in our daily lives! Note – I’m typically in clogs or sneakers, but my son found these heels at DSW, and they were fun to step into, just not so fun for NYC walking!

Click here to see our Knowing Pains segment with fellow essayist and friend, Lauren Bogart, who introduced me to Knowing Pains, on the local CBS News.

There are lots of chapters about life, love, sex, work, and more — click here to read about the Mom stories throughout Knowing Pains.

For now, the book is available primarily through Amazon – with limited distribution in bookstores.

Note – Essays are Copyright c 2009 by Amy Kossoff Smith and Cari Shane Parven. All rights reserved.

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