About Susan Deitz

Susan Deitz

Susan Deitz

Catapulted into single life as a young widow and single parent, Susan Deitz's unusually deep understanding of her new world was about to be born, a course in undependence (her term for the wholeness needed for a full life) unlike any she had known at Smith College. Totally unprepared for life without a mate, her nights were battles with fear and the dreaded what-ifs. But when those tigers retreated, each new dawn found a more confident woman. On her own, living out her singleness, she was using her own judgment to make decisions for her little family -- minor perhaps in the wider world but crucial for her small family. And they proved to be good ones. From those years of life lessons learned the hard way came a lifework and the world of Single File.

The sun of this universe is the syndicated advice column Single File. Featured for two decades by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, the column has been part of Creators Syndicate for a decade.

Susan also:

--Conceived, created and hosted a four-hour radio program on New York City station WMCA.

--Was the singles expert for six years for the Prodigy online service.

--Co-authored (with Robin Moore, who wrote "The French Connection") "Valency Girl," a factional book about her experiences with Charles Revson of the Revlon cosmetic empire.

--Gave seminars in her original curriculum, "The Art of Living Single," as a part-time professor at The New School in New York.

--Designed, created and conducted a national survey of 1,900 people on single sexuality.

--Wrote a second book, "Single File," which was published by St. Martin's Press and was a Joan Kahn book. It went into second printing and a paperback edition.

--Oversees a popular blog for the column on creators.com.

--Is preparing to make her material available as an application on an electronic device.

--Sends readers (free for the asking) parchment copies of her Declaration of Undependence, Sexual Bill of Rights, and Emancipation Proclamation.


Workaholism (Part 1) Apr 25, 2018

When career becomes life and there are virtually no boundaries in between, work is no longer a connection. How could it possibly be? There's nothing it can connect you to! In the same way an alcoholic hides behind a bottle, you could be using your wo... Read More


Up, Up and Away Apr 18, 2018

This could be you: making more money than ever and moving away from the pack, only to discover that in pulling yourself up, you're pushing men away. In the small hours of the morning, you catch yourself wondering whether the old days of money-blindne... Read More


Money Smarts (Part 2) Apr 11, 2018

Last week, I explained some ways to bring in more money. These are a few more imagination stirrers: —Join or start an investment club. Your old-girl network will probably yield five or six live wires interested in pooling money and making more.... Read More