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Jackie Collins Left The Way She Lived ... With Class

Vicki Abelson | Posted 09.21.2016 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

'Is it true that Jackie Collins passed away today of breast cancer?' The message came via Facebook Saturday afternoon. The world spun and stopped in the same instant. How could it be possible? We'd exchanged emails only a few weeks ago.

'Valerie Harper Is Teaching Me How To Live'

Vicki Abelson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

I loved Mary. And Phyllis, Sue Ann Nivens and Georgette... but I was, I am, a Rhoda. Through Rhoda, Valerie Harper gave me and countless other girls permission to be outspoken, opinionated, talk with a funny accent and dream of shining in a supporting role so brightly as to become a leading lady and a star, while remaining true to her essence.

No Job, No Man, No Sleep

Vicki Abelson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

Being single again at this stage of my life doesn't thrill me, but that's not what's keeping the sandman at bay.

Why Can't Divorced Women Be Friends With Married Men?

Vicki Abelson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Abelson

It's my... second divorce, I'm a two-time loser. To some of my girlfriends that makes me a winner. The mixed perception and reality that now I'm in the enviable position of starting over, from scratch, like a new cookie recipe. This scares and thrills them at the same time.