Marilyn Simon Rothstein is the author of three novels: Crazy to Leave You (May, 2022), Husbands and Other
Sharp Objects (2018) and Lift and Separate 2016), winner of the Star Award presented by the Women’s Fiction
Writers Association for Outstanding Debut. All are published by Lake Union.
Marilyn grew up in New York City, earned a degree in journalism from New York University, began
her writing career at Seventeen magazine and owned an advertising agency in Connecticut for more
than 25 years. She received an M.A. in liberal studies from Wesleyan University and an M.A. in
Judaic studies from the University of Connecticut.
Marilyn is an entertaining speaker who will travel anywhere to make an audience laugh. She enjoys
reading, theater, film, spending time with her family around the kitchen table, and other activities that
do not require motion. Twice a year, she hosts boisterous groups for holiday dinners two nights in a
Marilyn lives in Avon, Connecticut, near Hartford, with her sharp object, Alan.
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