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Vicki Abelson
Vicki Abelson is an author, 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: Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, Garry Marshall, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Jackie Collins, Marianne Williamson, Michael Imperioli, Jane Smiley, Marlee Matlin, Robert Morse, Robert Klein, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, 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. Her first novel, Don't Jump: Sex, Drugs, Rock 'N Roll... And My Fucking Mother, launches Oct 27, 2015, from Random Content. 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 in a live pilot for Comedy Central, optioned a music reality show to Telepictures, is featured in Henry Jaglom's The 'M' Word, writes for Reimagine and The Fix, conducts workshops and coaches privately on writing, promotion, social media and branding, whilst continuing to host, produce and perform at her monthly literary salon. For more self-serving promotion please visit Don't Jump is available on Amazon You can follow Vicki’s daily shenanigans on The Facebook and on Twitter @vickiabelson.

Entries by Vicki Abelson

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

(24) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 6:33 AM


"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 --...

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I'm Wii Fitless

(32) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 2:38 PM

A few years ago my son traded in his Wii for a PlayStation3. While he was stepping up to higher resolution imagery, I was stepping down to crappier fitness.

Wii Fit, with its robotic, incessant, perfectly-sculpted instructors, had kept me in line since we'd moved and left the home...

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Cupid Is Stupid

(48) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 2:03 PM

I've been sober for 12 plus years. I've been single for four and a half. The last time I slept in the warm embrace of a man was, well, let's just say it was two presidents ago. And one had a double term. When you do the math, it's a...

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

(41) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 5:50 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 | 7:28 AM

Wrong show.

I know.

Photo by Sonya Sones

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 | 1:37 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 | 1:53 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 | 11:23 AM

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 | 1:15 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 | 9:50 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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