The Romance Expert

From fat camps to high profile interviews, Abby has written about it all and is here to share her wisdom.

Abby Ellin

Abby Ellin is the author of “Teenage Waistland: A Former Fat Kid Weighs in On Living Large, Losing Weight and How Parents Can (and Can’t) Help.” For five years, she wrote the “Preludes” column, about young people and money, in the Sunday Money and Business section of the New York Times. She also regularly writes the “Vows” column in the New York Times Sunday Styles section, as well as feature articles for the Health, Style and Business sections. Her work has appeared in a range of publications, including ABC News, Newsweek, Time, The Daily Beast, The Village Voice, Marie Claire, More, Self, Glamour, Redbook, the Boston Phoenix, and Spy (RIP). She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and a master’s in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University. But her greatest claim to fame is naming “Karamel Sutra” ice cream for Ben and Jerry’s.

Abby is featured in the “Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions” available on Amazon. You can also follow her on Twitter: @abbyellin.

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Abby’s Videos:
Do most people feel inadequate? Why?
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
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What is the best way to heal a broken heart?
What’s the best way to get your self-esteem back after you’ve been dumped?
Why do some people reach out to you after they’ve left?
Why is financial independence important for a woman?