Since the launch of her first book two years ago, Barbara has appeared on The Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America Health, local television stations, and is a regular guest on numerous radio and internet programs, including NPR, Dr. Oz Sirius Radio on the Oprah Channel, and Sirius Doctor Radio. She also travels around the country, speaking to groups on health, nutrition, career, fitness, sex and many other topics pertaining to being FOF. Barbara was recently honored by the National
Osteoporosis Foundation with the Generations of Strength Award for her commitment to spreading the message about positive and healthy aging.
After attending St. John’s University, and then New York University for graduate studies in Social Anthropology, Barbara began her 20-year career in magazine publishing, which included the launch of a magazine that would help make teenage girls strong and confident rather than playing to their insecurities.
A native New Yorker, Barbara lives in New York City with her husband, Howard, daughters Sarah and Elizabeth, and Gunther the Wonder Dog.
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