Guess Who's Published in the October Issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine!


I am so happy to share that a piece written by yours truly is on page 201 of the October issue of Good Housekeeping magazine! My piece is called "Explaining Michael Jackson". It's about, as the subtitle says, how, "His talent wowed my sons. His appearance bewildered them."

This is the first time something I've written has been published in a national magazine and gosh, I didn't know whether to cry or jump up in down in the store when I opened it up and saw it there on the page!

I ended up doing both. I didn't even care that the security guard was totally giving me, "Is she stealing something over there?" look.

I let the Good Housekeeping folks choose which picture of me and my sons to use for this piece. How much do I love that they chose a picture taken right after I finished running the City of Angels half marathon! Sure, I'm a little sweaty but I love my sons, I love writing and I love running so it's a perfect combination.

Make sure you pick up a copy of the magazine (it's only $2.99) so you can read all of "Explaining Michael Jackson". Hope you enjoy the piece!

** If you want to share any feedback about this piece directly with the folks at Good Housekeeping, please write to the editors at:

Good Housekeeping Magazine
Editorial Offices
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New York, NY 10019.

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Shok said…
as mentioned previously in among the twittage-o-sphere, congratulations and finally a reason to read the magazine :)
Liz Dwyer said…
LOL at your avatar! I love it! Thanks so much for the congrats. ;)
Mes Deux Cents said…
As you would say Liz, Wowzer! This is great. Congratulations. I can't wait to read it!
Congratulations Liz! I'm so happy for you! I will have to pick up a copy!!!
Sarah Auerswald said…
Liz this is so cool! I have always held you in high regard, but now, Look out!!
Elizabeth said…
Congrats! I used to love GH (my grandmother got it) for the Emily Post and Heloise's tips. I need to pick it up again!
Anne said…
That's fabulous!!!!!!! Congratulations!
Maisha said…
You are possibly the coolest person I know! :)
RaShauna said…
I crawled out of my lurkerdom to say Congrats! I enjoy your writing. God bless you.
Liz Dwyer said…
LOL! I sure would say that, wouldn't I? Thanks for the congrats!

Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy it when you get a copy.

Aww, thank you! That is really kind of you to say!

Thank you! There's definitely some good stuff in the magazine. I'm enjoying it.

Thank you! It is pretty fab!

Whoo hoo! LOL!

Seeing as you know a LOT of very cool people that is a REAL compliment! Thanks honey!

Thank you! That makes me SO happy that you decided to de-lurk! Don't go back! :)
sippinwineman said…
Congratu-FREAKING-lation!! Now, are you ready for the deluge of friend request on Facebook?
Congratulations, Liz!! The Pulitzer Prize is next. I'm so very proud of you and can't wait to read your piece.

You totally rock!
nick said…
Brilliant! We have Good Housekeeping here but it's probably a special British edition with different articles. Will check it out though.
Unknown said…
wow! Congratulations! Make sure you take credit when sales increase dramatically on the magazine, cuz we're all getting a copy :)
Shawn said…
I subscribe to your blog and I just love your writing. The topics are always interesting. I just wanted to say congratulations on your article and I can't wait to read it.
BritHistorian said…
Congratulations! That's wonderful!
BlackLiterature said…

I haven't read Good Housekeeping in years, but I think I'll pick up the October copy!
Liz Dwyer said…
LOL! If I don't know them, they're getting denied... but hmm, maybe I should make a Los Angelista fan page on there!

Oh gosh, a Pulitzer...I wish! I just want more than anything to finish my novel and get an agent and actually published novelist by my name. But in the meantime, I'm loving nonfiction writing a lot.

Oh I wonder if it is the same articles. Let me know if it is or not.

Thank you SO much!

LOL! Gosh, wouldn't that be amazing if I could actually find out that that was the case!

Thank you for subscribing and for the very generous feedback. Hope you enjoy the article !

Jason B.,
Thank you for the congrats! I keep pinching myself. It really is wonderful. :)

Black Literature,
Thank you so much. Hope you enjoy the October issue!
Marlo said…
Congratulations! What happy news!
Lotus Flower said…
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Lotus Flower said…
Yaaaay! Congrats! I always knew you had it in you when it came to writing, Liz. You have no trouble conveying your thoughts in such an eloquent way on paper. I'm still trying to work on that - you know, knowing what you want to say in your head, but having a hard time writing it down on paper? I'm trying to learn from you. :) :)
Lisa Johnson said…
Congratulations! What exciting news! Hopefully, it's just the first of many more. : )
allison sara said…
great job, and congratulations!
Congratulations! You are a great writer and it's an honor very well deserved.
Remnants of U said…
Congratulations! I was at the bookstore last night, and knew I was forgetting something. I will pick up a copy soon though.
1969 said…
Congrats!!!! I have to go get a copy.
Liz Dwyer said…
Joyful Mom,
Thank you SO much! It is quite happy news!

So very kind of you to say. I still have a hard time getting down everything I want to say so I have a lot to learn, too. I need less self-censorship.

Thank you! I hope it's the first of many, too.

Alison Sara,
Thank you so much! :)

Thank you so much for saying I'm a great writer. Very kind of you. :)

It's very nice of you to even consider buying it! :) Thank you!

Thank you! You're awesome for going to go get one!
Toni Campbell said…
I read it at work. Congratulations on a great piece! Even had my boss reading over my shoulder!
Liz Dwyer said…
SO cool! Thanks so much for reading it and for the congrats!
sweatpantsmom said…
Liz, I'm so late to the party and just saw this, but congratulations! You're the bomb, girl.

I'm going to pick up a copy - you'll have to autograph it, of course!
Yeaaaah! Congrats on this incredible news.

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