Who is Carol Weston?

That's a tough one. I'm a grown-up girl, a mom-wife-daughter-sister-friend, a New York Upper West Sider, a guest on Today and Oprah, "the reigning advice columnist at GL magazine" (so says Newsweek), a novelist/author of 14 books who enjoys skiing and art museums, a Yalie who wrote for Seventeen at age 19, a speaker of fine French and decent Italian with an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury, a guest at schools from Alaska to Florida (not on the same day), and hmmm, what else? My parents were writers, and my birthday is September 11th. Oh, and I've had 40 letters in The New York Times. (Who knew? The Times knew. They keep track!)

The Columbus Dispatch said, "A little G-rated advice can go a long way to help young girls navigate an R-rated world. Carol Weston is standing by." And it's true. I am standing by.

But I like sitting too! And playing Hearts and baking cookies and reading the paper and going to Book Club and hanging with my cat. Since we all have different strengths and weaknesses, let me confess that my sense of direction is truly truly terrible.

If you want to know more, check out my photos and resume. Or visit the press room and contact me.

These photos were in Middlebury Magazine. If you look below, you'll see that the middle bookshelf holds my old diaries; the bottom holds all my books (in different editions and languages); on the right is a portrait by Bascove of my kids; and on the left are my husband Rob Ackerman and my framed Phi Beta Kappa certificates. And yes indeed, I did clean up before the arrival of photographer Jon Roemer!

Photos (c) 2011 Jon Roemer