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Jane Heller
After a decade of promoting bestselling authors, Jane Heller became one
herself. Her 13 novels of romantic comedy, nine of which have been optioned for movies and television, are now entertaining readers around the world. She is also the author of Confessions of a She-Fan about her passion for the New York Yankees. Her latest book is You'd Better Not Die or I'll Kill You: A Caregiver's Survival Guide to Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits.

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Entries by Jane Heller

Bye Bye Love: A Personal Farewell to Phil Everly

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 10:26 AM

My close friends and family members know about my "Everly Brothers Thing," and, more specifically, about my "Phil Everly Thing," so they sent me heartfelt condolence emails after he died this past weekend. Even Facebook friends sent messages of sympathy. I'm well into my menopausal years, and my hair, nails,...

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How To Have A Bipartisan Friendship

(251) Comments | Posted January 12, 2013 | 6:07 AM

Several years ago, my parents, liberal Democrats, were having dinner with another couple, conservative Republicans, at a New York restaurant. They were a close foursome -- long-time neighbors and friends who played bridge and took trips together and looked in on each other if one of them was sick. What...

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Ringing in the New Year With Fleetwood Mac

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 3:39 PM

I've never been a big fan of New Year's Eve. There's so much pressure to do something out-of-this-world fabulous, not to mention have someone out-of-this-world fabulous to do it with. I remember prix fixed restaurant dinners that weren't worth the money and too-big parties whose forced gaiety made everyone feel...

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What If 'Home for the Holidays' Is Your Local ER?

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 12:31 PM

Over the course of my 20-year marriage, my husband Michael has developed an uncanny knack for having medical crises on national holidays -- crises that inevitably require a trip to the emergency room of whatever hospital is within striking distance. Memorial Day, July 4th, Martin Luther King Day, you name...

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I've Been Leading a Double Life!

(170) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 6:48 AM

I've been leading a double life. No, I'm not talking about being a novelist by day and a CIA agent at night. Nor am I talking about assuming the identity of someone else, although there's another Jane Heller who's the cooking buddy of Martha Stewart and people have written to...

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Dementia Cures Sibling Rivalry? Who Knew?

(12) Comments | Posted November 24, 2012 | 7:30 AM

"Any plans for this weekend?" I asked my 95-year-old mother during a recent phone conversation. She lives in New York where she has a full-time caregiver and I live in California where I am my husband's full-time caregiver, and I call her often between face-to-face visits. I worry about her....

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'Nagging Wives Save Lives' And Other Lessons From Caregiverville

(7) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 8:20 AM

Growing up with a mother who nursed two sick husbands, I had vowed to marry for health. Not that I didn't admire my mother's devotion, but I had seen entirely too much dropping dead on the part of men and was looking for a guy who'd stick around. What I'm...

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Caregiver: How To Turn Even The Crankiest Medical Personnel Into Buddies

(5) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 2:51 PM

Tell me if this has ever happened to you. You’re taking your loved one to the doctor. Or maybe you’re visiting him or her at the hospital or assisted living facility. You’re exhausted, anxious, so vulnerable that a cross look from a stranger in the elevator is enough to bring...

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Caregiving: Sex? Romance? Do Caregivers Have the Energy?

(23) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 8:47 AM

In 2010, on the day my husband Michael was hospitalized for the fourth time in four months, I got an email from an old boyfriend. Talk about irony. Talk about timing. Talk about temptation.

The email was out of the blue, after over a decade of silence, and not from...

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