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

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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.

Politics & Policy

Is It Sexism?

What has been the ugliest lesson of the current campaign? That it remains nearly impossible for a woman to run for president or vice president. Is it sexism? Not exactly. ...
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Crowded Booth

Kids seem more interested than usual in the upcoming presidential election. Fox and Friends host Gretchen Carlson told me that even her three- and five-year-olds know the names of both ...
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Sarah, Pro and Con

My piece “Sarah Style,” pointing out that the former Miss Wasilla had remarkable self-confidence about the clothes she wore, appealed to some but also got me some nasty comments. The ...
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Sarah Style

Sarah Palin has style — real, personal style, which means she knows what looks good on her, sticks to it, and often, pushes it up a notch out of confidence. ...
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Michigan Is Blue

Q: What is the McCain campaign managing to do very effectively? A: Make even those who were enthusiastic a few short weeks ago pull out the candidate signs and pack it ...
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Tabloid Guy

Once my husband didn’t come home at his regular time in the evening. This was a while ago, maybe five years B.C. (Before Cellphones). I didn’t panic too much until he was ...
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The End of History

I was touched when John McCain during the debate on Friday recalled the two letters that Dwight David Eisenhower wrote on the eve of D-Day. I liked it when he ...
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Palin Power

‘What do you think of Sarah Palin?” That is what women have been asking each other for the past two weeks. Candace Buehner of Royal Oak, Mich., e-mailed to tell ...