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Craig Tomashoff
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Craig Tomashoff is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. His most recent book is The Can't-idates: Running For President When Nobody Knows Your Name. He was most recently a producer on The Queen Latifah Show. Prior to that, he served as executive editor of TV Guide Magazine, and has also worked as Associate Bureau Chief for People Magazine. In addition, he has written for publications including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Emmy Magazine and Spin. Just to impress you further (hopefully), note that he was also a television writer/producer for such series as The Martin Short Show, The Late Show With Craig Kilborn and VH1’s Behind the Music.

Entries by Craig Tomashoff

An Open Letter to Donald Trump Supporters. Seriously.

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 12:21 PM


I never want to have the Zika virus. Clearly it would destroy everything that I hold dear. Still, it is out there and I feel obligated to understand what it's all about. Just in case. Which brings me to Donald Trump.

I know...

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The Art Of the Pick Up (It's Not What You Think)

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 9:08 AM

Every afternoon, right around 5:47, I cry just a little bit. Mostly on the inside, but still...Nobody knows. Nobody sees. Except my dog, since that's when I walk him past the elementary school up the street and see all the parents rushing to pick up their kids from after-school care.

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이혼한 남자들이 부정하고 싶지만 사실인 8가지

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2016 | 10:02 PM

인생에는 결정하는 즉시 곧바로 대가를 치러야 하는 일들이 있다. 예를 들면 새벽 2시에 주유소에서 스시를 사먹는 것 등이다. 그리고 당신이 원하는 것보다 영향이 훨씬 오래 가는 일들이 있다. 예를 들면 태투. 그리고 이혼.

내가, 음... '의식적인 별거'(라는 단어를 쓰기로 하자)를 한지 10년이 다 되어 간다. 이 경험의 즉각적인 고통은 물론...

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8 dati di fatto sul divorzio che gli uomini vorrebbero non fossero veri. Ma che invece lo sono.

(8) Comments | Posted March 16, 2016 | 5:57 AM

Ci sono decisioni che paghi molto rapidamente. Ad esempio, mangiare del sushi al distributore di benzina alle due di notte. E poi ci sono quelle scelte i cui effetti durano più a lungo di quanto vorresti. Come i tatuaggi. E il divorzio.

Sono passati circa dieci anni dalla mia......

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8 Facts About Divorce Guys Wish Weren't True But Totally Are

(180) Comments | Posted March 8, 2016 | 2:24 PM

There are some life decisions you pay for very quickly. Getting gas station sushi at 2 a.m., for instance. Then there are those that will linger far longer than you ever want them to. Like tattoos. And divorce.

It's been nearly 10 years now since my, let's go with...conscious uncoupling....

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50 Things I'd Actually Want to Hear from Donald Trump

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2016 | 6:05 PM

At this point, the relationship between Donald Trump and the press is the sort that makes Ike and Tina Turner seem like Mike and Carol Brady. The more he attacks his chroniclers, the more he enjoys it and the less the media seems to be able to do about it....

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Meeting the Political Media: I Never Sausage A Thing!

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2016 | 12:28 PM

It was probably the moment Tazzy the Pig gave me her business card that the impossible happened - I realized Sarah Palin was actually correct about something. And now, all bets are off.

It began innocently enough. I'd traveled to New Hampshire to promote my first book, The...

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Electing A Better Post-Divorce Life, Thanks To The Can't-idates

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2015 | 9:43 AM

Everything I needed to know about divorced parenting I learned from Pulp Fiction. And it has nothing to do with proper use of ball gags or the advantages of keeping an EpiPen handy. (Although all that knowledge was helpful in other areas of life.) A decade before my separation, the...

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How to Drop Off Your New College Kid (It's All In the Numbers)

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 6:06 PM

So after nearly 18 years of making sure all vegetables were eaten, all homework was done and all tears were dried by bedtime, I'd dropped my son off for his freshman year at Lasell College near Boston. This meant that, as I...
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Back To School Days: A Horror Story

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 5:05 PM

No matter how long you've been around, some things never change. And by that, I don't just mean Donald Trump hair jokes or the misuse of the world "literally." I'm talking about the annual back to school trauma that strikes pretty much everyone under the age of 18 right around...

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Comic Con Vs. Divorce: The Final Battle

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 2:30 PM

The annual Comic Con gathering in San Diego means different things to different people.

For fans of sci fi/fantasy, it's the chance to spend a few days wearing costumes and being with people who actually get you. For movie and television studios, it's the chance to tease their next multi-million...

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Trying to Reason With Prom Season

(1) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 2:34 PM

When my son pitched a two-hitter and knocked in the winning run, I cheered. When he got into the college of his choice, I hugged him. When he won the English Student Of the Year Award, I shrieked. Still, it all pales in comparison with my reaction to when he...

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10 Things I Want My Son to Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now)

(10) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 3:16 PM

When the final results are in for the Dad Of the Year contest, I'm expecting my fatherly flaws won't land me near the top of the heap. I'm divorced, which is never a good sign. When it came time to talk to my son about the birds and the bees,...

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Finding the Face of Depression in a Mirror

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 2:15 PM

I was not going to do this. Ever. I've written about a lot of things over the years that, in hindsight, I probably shouldn't have. Freely offering up how many years... yes, years... it's been since I'd had sex, for instance. And I still cringe thinking about the number of...

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Holding My Own in the Friend Zone

(1) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 6:42 PM

In the immortal words passed down from some respected ancient philosopher (I believe it was Whitesnake), "Here I go again on my own."

Despite my best-laid plans to head in the opposite direction, I've been given a one-way ticket back to The Friend Zone courtesy of yet another woman I...

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The Father of All Problems

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 2:11 PM

The moment was already painful enough. There I was, in the midst of my fourth dental appointment in two weeks, following up on gum surgery and a root canal by getting a filling and a crown. And yet, despite three Novocain shots (the first two didn't take) and the inescapable...

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It's About Time

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 10:48 AM

I really shouldn't be writing this right now.

I should be out enjoying a steak dinner with my fantastic new girlfriend. Or be back at her place, debating who is going to get which side of the bed. Or enjoying a non-kid related getaway for two involving wineries rather than...

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The Kids Are All Right, So I Should Be Too

(10) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 3:35 PM

From the moment I told friends I was getting a divorce, there was just one thing they all wanted to know. (Well, two, if you count the repeated request from all the men for an estimated total of women I'd already fooled around with.) Everyone continually pressed to see if...

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My (Rom)Complicated Life

(32) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 3:52 PM

It happened again last night. I tried to stick to that goal of getting my life together. Stop at the one glass of Chianti. Get to bed early. Write a few pages of the book proposal that keeps staring me in the face. And then, I couldn't help myself... I...

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Using the "F" Word

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

I realize that I can be a bit of a downbeat sort. Tell me you just bought a new car, and I'll let you how much the insurance will cost you. Still, who knew that something as simple as a dopey '70s ode to surfers would be the thing that...

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