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As "newsgirl" and co-host of the Adam Carolla Show -- the world's most downloaded podcast with a Guinness record to prove it -- and host of the Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend podcast, Alison Rosen reaches over two million listeners weekly.

Alison has built a loyal following through her blogs and videos, social media and interactive Ustream show for which she was dubbed, "The future of television," by former AOL CEO Barry Schuler.

Alison's roots are in traditional media, having written for Rolling Stone, the NY Post, Vibe, Spin, Maxim, the Village Voice, People,
Seventeen and Elle, among others. Before moving to New York and helming the “Hot Seat” section of Time Out New York, where she worked
from 2005 to 2008, she worked at the OC Weekly in Orange County, Calif. as a music writer and then as features editor (while playing
guitar in a punk band).

Alison has also carved a niche for herself as a pretty, comical and slightly devilish TV personality, appearing regularly on New York
morning news shows and the late-night gab-fest Red Eye on Fox News Channel. She pops up all over the dial, most recently on E!
In late 2008, she performed stand up at Gotham Comedy Club and won the title “New York’s Funniest Reporter.”
Since January 2011, she has been Adam Carolla’s news girl and cohost and in early 2012, Alison’s launched her own podcast, “Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend,” to which her massive fanbase quickly followed.
Alison currently resides in Los Angeles and always gets lost, even though she has GPS.

Entries by Alison Rosen

I Can't Stop Sneezing and Also, I Got Married

(5) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 7:54 PM

In the few hours I've been awake I've sneezed 563 times. If you count the hours I wasn't awake and by extension, my husband was, probably 614 times. I'm used to seasonal allergies but this is something else, something unreal.

You know those sneezes where people just wrinkle their...

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Just Me or Everyone?

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 1:06 PM

On my podcast, Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, I do a segment called "Just Me or Everyone?" where people write in and tell me things they think or do that make them wonder if it's just them.

The idea for the segment came when I was...

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It's Time To Start Christmas Shopping!

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 2:03 PM

It's always around this time of year, when Christmas is right around the corner--barreling towards me like a one-horse open sleigh pulled by a drunken Clydesdale with rabies--that I think to myself, "Huh, I should probably do some Christmas shopping."

I do this every year. Each and every year. Each...

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Goodbye, Underpants!

(14) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 5:19 PM

As sometimes happens when you play fast and loose with laundry, I recently found myself in the ineluctable position of needing to take my dog for a walk but having no clean underwear. I debated either fishing them from the dryer and making do with soggy drawers or trying to...

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I Do Not Enjoy Dancing

(5) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 11:51 AM

I do not enjoy dancing. I don't want to shake my groove thang, get down on it, boogie woogie, cut a rug, trip the light fantastic, do the hustle, get out on the dance floor and show 'em how it's done, do the mash potato, stomp!, twerk or lambada. I've...

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Sleepless in Portland

(1) Comments | Posted October 20, 2013 | 12:06 PM

Have you ever had one of those nights where you're convinced you didn't sleep a wink and the only way you know you actually did is because you dreamed? And not even about anything cool like finding a door that leads to a roller coaster in the back of your...

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Please Stop Sending Me Links to Crying Baby Elephants

(12) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 2:28 PM

There's a link I'm trying not to click right now. Specifically, it's the one that will take me to the news story currently making the rounds of a baby elephant in China that cried for 5 hours after being attacked and rejected by its mother. You may have...

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Clutter, Memory and the Junk in My Car

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 1:45 PM

Yesterday I sold the car I've had -- and hated -- for the last 15 years. Instead of feeling relieved and happy, like I would have expected, I just feel numb, weird and a little empty. It's not that I miss that hunk of metal with its fading paint, steering...

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About That Time I Test Drove a Car Into Another Car

(2) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 7:20 PM

Something horrible happened to me at a car dealership, and I'm not just talking about the experience of being at a car dealership. No, I'm talking about something so awful, embarrassing, confidence-crushing and possibly criminal I intended to leave the dealership and never speak of it again. I then planned...

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My Fiancé's Ex-Girlfriend's Boobs

(30) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 4:51 PM

I've never really felt self-conscious about having a small chest. It's not that I have a healthy body image; it's that I have an unhealthy one, and there are just so many other body parts to worry about that take priority.

But I recently learned that my fiancé's former girlfriend...

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I Guess I'm Sick

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 4:23 PM

I am the kind of smug person who never gets sick, which is making the fact that I'm sick right now not only uncomfortable but also baffling. What happened to my superior immune system? My ability to stare down the common cold? My talent for evading influenza?

I sat next...

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Am I Not First Class Material?

(3) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 12:15 PM

I recently flew to New York with the Adam Carolla Show to do some dates at Caroline's on Broadway. I intended to use the time in the air to get a bunch of work done. However, on the way to my seat I discovered my coworkers were sitting in first...

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I'm Afraid of Fun

(2) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 8:53 PM

Now that July 4 is safely behind us, I must confess something that may change how you feel about me: I hate firecrackers. I don't just dislike them. I hate them. HATE them. Haaaaaaaaaaaate them.

I hate when teenagers light them in the street, I hate when friends fire them...

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Let's Get a Dog's Opinion

(4) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 2:00 PM

I realize everyone who knows anything about dogs says the humane thing to do is to spay or neuter them. My feeling has always been that's really easy for us to say, but let's get a dog's opinion. Somehow I suspect they would take a less hardline stance.

But despite...

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The Uninvited Houseguest

(7) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 2:17 PM

I lived in New York for almost 10 years and was lucky enough never to see a cockroach in my apartment. I saw plenty of other unpleasant things: mice, a junkie throwing up in my kitchen sink, an air conditioning unit in the process of falling from its perch in...

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Please Stop Yelling in a Little Box

(31) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 1:54 PM

I really don't know how to feel about all this NSA stuff. It's complicated and nuanced, and I find myself going back and forth. Am I the only one? I can't imagine I am, and yet every time I turn on the TV there's someone in a little box yelling...

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Tropical Attire Encouraged

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 5:55 PM

A friend of mine has been texting me nonstop today to find out if I'm going to a Tiki party tonight. Clearly he doesn't know me well. If there's one thing I don't like it's a good time and if there's another, it's a costume party that demands skimpy attire,...

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Blame the Car

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 11:45 AM

I've never really thought of myself as a car person, let alone a car snob. My favorite car is the one someone else is driving, and if I ever win the lottery I'm going to hire a chauffer so I can sit in an air-conditioned vehicle alternately snoozing and checking...

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The Highway Is Trying to Kill Me

(6) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 5:06 PM

Yesterday, on our way up the coast to look at wedding venues, my fiance and I found ourselves on the business end of a wee fender-benderoony, which is my cute name for something unpleasant that will likely be a costly and aggravating time suck.

It wasn't our fault, mind you,...

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My Imaginary Cape Friends

(3) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 5:28 PM

The person I wish I was is far more social than the person it seems I am. I say "it seems" because I still hold out hope that one day I'll wake up a completely different person -- one who prefers Capri pants to sweats and who summers at a...

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