"Letty Cottin Pogrebin" is an American author, journalist, lecturer, and social activist. She earned a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University in English and American literature, and worked for the publishing company Bernard Geis Associates as their director of publicity and later their vice president. She also wrote a column for Ladies Home Journal called “The Working Woman," and was an editorial consultant for the TV special Free to Be... You and Me (as well as for the album and book associated with it) for which she earned an Emmy.

She was a cofounder of Ms. Magazine, Ms. Foundation for Women, and the National Women's Political Caucus.

In 2009 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, which inspired her book How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick.

She was featured (among others) in the 2013 documentary film Makers: Women Who Make America.

Pogrebin is a life member of Hadassah, and in 2013 was awarded that year's Myrtle Wreath Award from Hadassah’s Southern New Jersey Region.

She is a board member of (among other organizations) the Director’s Council of the Women in Religion Program at the Harvard Divinity School, the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication, and the Women and Gender Studies Program at Brandeis University.

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Friendships aren't perfect and yet they are very precious. For me, not expecting perfection all in one place was a great release.

Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.

We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.

No laborer in the world is expected to work for room, board, and love - except the housewife.

Boys don't make passes at female smart-asses.