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Feb 10, 2011 3

Valentine’s Day Special: Speed Shrinking for Love Event

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Valentine’s Day Special: Speed Shrinking for Love Event
Editors and agents that made up Wenesday's Speed Shrinking party panelists.

By Lavanya Sunkara

The best way to attain what you seek is to make the effort and take that first step.  At last night’s Speed Shrinking for Love party at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, organized by bestselling author and journalism professor Susan Shapiro, New Yorkers of all ages and walks of life flocked to find what they were in search of, whether it was love, a book deal, or psychoanalysis.

Enthusiastic participants lined up for their speed meeting – think speed dating, but with literary agents and relationship experts.  The jam packed space buzzed with curious newcomers, mingling friends, therapists dolling out advice three minutes at a time, and literary gurus advising writers on pitches.  Free wine and Valentine’s Day chocolate cupcakes were plentiful.

But Speed Shrinking isn’t just a witty name for a networking event.  It is also the title of Shapiro’s debut novel about a self-help author who sees eight therapists in eight days to deal with her cupcake addiction after her best friend, as well as her shrink, suddenly move away.  What started out as a one-time party idea to promote her book, Speed Shrinking has become a social phenomenon, entertaining a series of television appearances and parties on both coasts.  Last night’s event was Shapiro’s 10th party, and she said a producer is interested in turning it into a reality show.

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Jul 21, 2010 0

Susan Shapiro Is ‘Overexposed’

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Susan Shapiro Is ‘Overexposed’

By Krissy Dolor

Rachel Solomon is a young Manhattan photographer who wanted out from her Jewish Midwestern roots.  Enter Elizabeth Mann: WASP friend, career mentor, and future sister-in-law, who’s about to marry Rachel’s brother, and fully integrate herself into the Solomon family – complete with four babies all named after Rachel’s dead Yiddish-speaking relatives. 

What’s a girl to do when she realizes that the domesticated life she has shunned is suddenly the one she wants to live?

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