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Vicki Abelson
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Vicki Abelson is a writer, performer, producer and promoter, utilizing all that and more (mopping the floors), at her renowned celebrity-driven literary salon, Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write. Featured performers have included: Carl Reiner, Garry Marshall, Michael Nesmith, Jackie Collins, Jane Smiley, Marlee Matlin, Robert Morse, Robert Klein, Michael O'Keefe, Dee Wallace, Steven Weber, Harry Hamlin, Ed Begley, Jr., MacKenzie Phillips and Fred Williard, to name a few. Vicki's not so humble earlier years were spent as an actress, comedian, and rock promoter. While raising her children, Vicki began writing a fictionalized memoir, Don't Jump, now readying for publication. It's a hilarious, gritty tale of sex, drugs, rock n’ roll and celebrity, and how it informs the life of a comedic, promoting, actress (she used her imagination). Vicki co-starred with Robert Schimmel in a live pilot for Comedy Central, optioned a music reality show to Telepictures, is featured in the upcoming Henry Jaglom film, The 'M' Word, conducts workshops and consults privately on self-promotion, social media and branding, and continues hosting, producing and performing at her monthly literary salon. For more self-serving promotion please visit vickiabelson.com. To be included on her invite list please email vickiabelson@gmail.com. You can follow Vicki’s daily shenanigans on The Facebook and on Twitter @vickiabelson.

Entries by Vicki Abelson

Divorced At Christmas... Whose Year Is It, Anyway?

(41) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 6:50 AM

As an almost-divorced (don't get me started) Jewess with shared custody, the yearly Christian celebration is giving me a taste for the hunger games. Please, just kill me now.

I know it's not my holiday, but Christmas belongs to everyone... except my Uncle Si.

As a kid, I...

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Valerie Harper ~ The Will And Grace

(124) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 8:28 AM

Wrong show.

I know.

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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...

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No Job, No Man, No Sleep

(133) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 2:37 PM

Getting to sleep isn't difficult when I've had three or four hours a night, week after week, month after month. It's staying asleep, keeping the demons groggy enough to remain silent until dawn, that's the challenge.

Beneath the façade of Facebook, it's scary down here.

In hell.

It's mostly...

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It's Not That I Can't Get A Date. It's Just That... I Can't Get A Date

(106) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 2:53 PM

Following my separation almost three years ago, I thought I was ready. You usually don't split up when things have been going great in the romance department. It was me. Really.

It turns out... I wasn't ready. There were my kids. They needed my total love and attention. There was...

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Divorce, Internet Style

(122) Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 12:23 PM

In the final stages of divorce, as we face the separation of property, finances and stuff, what do we do about our social networking? Who gets custody of the "friends" and the "followers?"

Four or so years ago, when my husband and I both joined Facebook, the strain of our...

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Nice Girls Don't: My Language, What It Says About Me -- And What It Doesn't

(175) Comments | Posted October 9, 2011 | 2:15 PM

For much of my life, I, like most women, "behaved myself" in public. I don't think I'd ever written a curse word on a public forum. Ever. Post 9/11, I penned an impassioned email about my experience and included a $#@%. It was important. No, really. Even my very old-fashioned...

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I Don't Want Your Husband. No. Really!

(838) Comments | Posted August 24, 2011 | 10:50 AM

"Are you going to the Schoenbaum's?" I asked my old friend Marcy. For a moment the question hung in the air, finally she answered, "I won't be there, but my husband will." Since when did Michael become the "husband?" Since I became the not-so-gay divorcée, and in married America, there's...

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