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Mara Shapshay
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Mara Shapshay is a writer/comedian who has a BFA from NYU Film and an MFA from the American Film Institute. She is a stand-up comic who performs regularly at The Comedy Store, Improv, Laugh Factory, and many other venues. She just recently completed her novel, Junky American Princess, and is developing a one-woman show based on her novel. Mara has been working in the entertainment industry for over 13 years. She’s worked on the following sitcoms: Friends, South Park, That’s My Bush, Jesse, Veronica’s Closet, Ladies Man, and Inside Schwartz. Mara has written for Glamour Magazine and other publications and can be seen in an episode of season 6’s Kathy Griffin’s – Life On The D-List.

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My Divorce Made Me The Black Sheep

(11) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 1:55 PM

My divorce made me the black sheep of my family. The million-dollar question is: Can I ever turn white or wear white again?

This popped into my head as my boyfriend recently got down on one knee and you guessed it, asked for my hand in marriage. There he...

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Do It For The Kids

(51) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 8:40 PM

This past Sunday, my stomach bungee jumped to my ankles when I watched this beautiful, young mother with her doting husband and their cherubic baby as they ate eggs benedict at brunch. Fine, I'm envious -- I always wanted my own Nicholas Sparks Sunday brunching scene, but that was not...

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How Many Divorcees Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?

(74) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 7:25 PM

My ex-husband handled our finances, the car maintenance and basically everything manly around the house -- from un-clogging the toilets to changing light bulbs. I did the laundry, cooked and cleaned... well let's be honest there was a lot of take-out and I'm not very adept with Pine-Sol and a...

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The Homeless Serving The Homeless

(8) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 3:30 AM

My first Thanksgiving after my divorce I thought was going to be my most awful ever but it was actually my greatest. It really put the "thanks" in Thanksgiving and made me grateful for what little I had at the time.

I think we've all had those times where the...

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The Jokes On Me

(294) Comments | Posted November 19, 2011 | 10:00 AM

Christopher Hitchens wrote an article in Vanity Fair in 2007 entitled, "Why Women Aren't Funny." He stated that it's the man's job to be funny and the woman's job to be pretty. He talked about men not wanting to be with a comedic lady because, "they want women as an...

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I Didn't Ask, He Didn't Tell

(618) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 3:31 AM

My Orthodox Jewish grandmother told me that if I married a man who wasn't Jewish that he would eventually beat me. My Jewish mother told me if I married a gentile that she would serve only lima beans at my wedding and no one would come. Needless to say at...

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