Myrna Blyth

Myrna Blyth is senior vice president and editorial director of AARP Media. She is the former editor-in-chief and publishing director of Ladies’ Home Journal. She was the founding editor and ...

Myrna Blyth is senior vice president and editorial director of AARP Media. She is the former editor-in-chief and publishing director of Ladies’ Home Journal. She was the founding editor and publishing director of More magazine. She was also director of magazine development for the Meredith Corporation. Earlier in her career, Ms. Blyth was the executive editor of Family Circle and senior editor of Family Health magazine.

She is also the author of two novels, Cousin Suzanne and For Better and For Worse, both Literary Guild selections, and two non-fiction books, Spin Sisters, which was a New York Times bestseller, and How To Raise An American.

Ms. Blyth was the chairman of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. She has written articles and short stories for many publications including The New Yorker, New York, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and Reader’s Digest. She has written for National Review and has been an editorial consultant for a number of magazine and internet projects.

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A Fall in the Night

He fell in the middle of the night. A hard crash that woke me up. At first I thought he fell out of bed. He has done that a couple ...

The Going-To-The-Hospital Blues

I have been spending a lot of time at a hospital lately. Too damn much time, one might say. And because I am not the patient, I’ve had time to ...
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Let’s Talk Turkey

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Politics & Policy

Ruby End

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Politics & Policy

Not So Desperate

I loved the first season of Desperate Housewives. When certain prissy types were criticizing the show for having the shapely stars parade around in revealing lingerie too often, I defended ...
Politics & Policy

Honest Harry

Three cheers for my old pal Harry Evans. Over the weekend Sir Harry, the esteemed former editor of the London Times and the London Sunday Times, handed out some rare ...
Politics & Policy

Fear of McCaining

Need a laugh? I think we all do, and novelist Erica Jong, who wrote one successful novel and a lot of flops, recently supplied one. As reported in the New ...