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About Susan Kirschbaum

Susan Kirschbaum, December 2021



Susan Kirschbaum started her writing career as a journalist, penning fashion and art stories for Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, the Jewish Forward, the London Times, New York Observer, New York Magazine, and the New York Times, among others. She has written forwards and synopses for photography books for Steidl/Dangin, notably Roni Horn, Craig McDean, and Tierney Gearon. After dipping into investigative journalism, she decided to delve deeper into the human psyche and write fiction. She’s never looked back.

Her first novel —Who Town— a social parody called the “New York hipster Less than Zero” — debuted in May 2012 on Amazon.  In fact, Bret Easton Ellis, the author of  Less than Zero, read Who Town and said “IT’S FUN!” There’s a second novel in the works that pays homage to some of her literary heroes including Nabokov, Philip Roth, Henry Miller, Jim Morrison, and her late grandmother Eva “Marge” Kirschbaum, all great story tellers in their own right.

Susan’s first love of fantastical tales can be traced back to her days in dance training at the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. If she had not shattered her knees as a teenager, she may have never picked up a pen.

In addition to the written word, Susan advocates performance. She ran a buzzing literary salon in Chelsea that erupted with the cadence of a rock show. Stay tuned for more in the near future….


19 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2009 4:41 am

    Welcome Back, Lady!

  2. Laura permalink
    May 6, 2009 7:58 pm

    You’re back! Looking forward to reading your blog again. My hubby did a modeling stint in NYC a month ago-very interesting experience! Do you know Chuck Bennett? Happy to find you again………


    • itsthattimeagain permalink*
      May 6, 2009 9:24 pm

      Hi Laura. I don’t know Chuck Bennett. What was the modeling gig? Through my good friend “G” I got this site up.
      Lots of people are asking for the full throttle but my sights are set on travel this summer and literature versus blogs.
      Sending you good vibes! xoxo

  3. Laura permalink
    May 7, 2009 12:13 pm

    Hey Susan-enjoy your summer travels! Would love to read your literature as well. I can’t tell you about he modeling gig b/c his image has not been released. If you send me your email, I can tell you more about it, but I am hesitant to tell you on this forum. Have a good weekend!

  4. May 17, 2009 2:47 am

    SO happy that you are back. Congratulations.
    We’ll all be more informed and intellectually richer again with your blogs !

    Enjoy The Webb Sisters with the great Leonard Cohen at Radio City in NY 🙂
    Graham x

    • itsthattimeagain permalink*
      May 17, 2009 5:54 am

      Thanks Graham! I am honored that you have commented on the page. Can’t wait to see Leonard Cohen and the Webb Sisters take Manhattan!

  5. January 18, 2010 9:16 pm

    Deb Hughes told me abou your site. glad to know more. check out mine and let me know if you want to exchange blog rolls.
    have a great day.

    • itsthattimeagain permalink*
      January 19, 2010 12:46 am

      Hi Abe. I’ve read your site. It’s pretty funny… If you add me to yours, I’l add you to mine. xx Susan

  6. March 10, 2010 3:20 pm

    Hi Susan,

    Do you have an e-mail address you can be contacted at? I’d like to add your blog to my company’s media directory.


    Mary Andersn

    • itsthattimeagain permalink*
      March 10, 2010 5:08 pm

      HI Mary. I can usually contacted through my agent but I will send you an email directly so you can tell me a bit more. Best, Susan

  7. August 5, 2010 8:13 pm

    Hi Susan!

    You may or may not remember me, I met you a few months ago at Mark Garrison Salon as Sam’s assistant, Nina. I still have the list of books you gave me to read and hopefully soon I will get around to reading the ones you suggested. Books are like an awful candy addiction, I have so many sitting in my room waiting to be read. If only I could read books as fast as I could eat candy, wouldn’t that be something?!
    Love your blog and I look forward to following and reading future posts! A week ago I created my own blog as well , feel free to check it out, Keep in mind it’s in the very beginning stages! I look forward to hearing from you!!


    • itsthattimeagain permalink*
      August 5, 2010 9:17 pm

      Hi Nina. I replied to you own web page. I do remember you…. Keep reading the good stuff!!!! No chick shit. xx Sus

      • August 8, 2010 6:14 pm

        Thank you so much for adding me, I added yours to mine as well! I’m not sure where it’s supposed to show up on my actual blog page, but I’m working on learning the in’s and out’s of this website so I can be a little more “blog savvy” if you will. Also, thank you for the compliment on the title, that means a lot coming from a writer like yourself. 🙂 Good to hear back from you and would love to keep in touch in the future!! Best, Nina

      • itsthattimeagain permalink*
        August 8, 2010 8:34 pm

        Nina! Hi! You are on the page under YOUNGANDCONFUSED. xx Susan

  8. Randi permalink
    November 4, 2010 10:47 pm

    I must say I finally found a spare moment to look at the site! I love the self portrait, you look gorgeous!!!!!

  9. Stephanie Morris permalink
    July 13, 2011 3:57 pm

    Hi Susan – Thinking of you! You’re looking great and I hope you’re feeling great too. Was reading your blog and thought this event happening tomorrow night might interest you. Also, DB’s book associated with this (published by Rizzoli) is way cool:

    xo Stephanie

  10. michael rose permalink
    November 15, 2012 3:44 pm

    susan, you left me in class at rothberg. please look for my email (to your old, hopefully current) email address, i am trying to find someone you might know. congrats on your book, keep writing and photoging. you have an incredible eye.

  11. June 23, 2013 1:10 pm

    Hi Susan, I wonder if you wouldn’t mind talking about your salon — I’m organizing a literary salon for VIDA and would appreciate any input or advice you have. I’m and

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