Biographical Information:

Dates: 1939 -Dates in Ridgefield: 1994-2006
nonfiction, journalismjournalist, researcher, editor, columnist
Victoria Secunda is an award-winning author and journalist whose work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, TV Guide and Woman’s Day. She has written eight books including Losing Your Parents, Finding You Self; When Madness Comes Home, which won the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) 2000 June Roth Award for a Medical Book; Women and Their Fathers, which received ASJA’s 1993 Author of the Year Award; and When You And Your Mother Can’t Be Friends. Ms. Secunda, who served on Matilda Cuomo’s New York State Citizens Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, The Early Show, the BBC, and National Public Radio. She began her career at Newsweek; has worked as an editor for Readers Digest; an associate producer for National Educational Television; a researcher for CBS News; a commentator for NPR station WYLL; CNN;and a columnist for Gannett Newspapers. She is the gardening editor of Ridgefield Magazine for which she writes a column, “The Greening Thumb,” which won the 2004 Best Column of the Year Award from the Connecticut Press Club. She lives with her husband, photographer Shel Secunda, in Danbury.
Titles (partial):When You And Your Mother Can’t Be Friends: Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship of Your Life, 1990Women And Their Fathers: The Sexual and Romantic Impact of the First Man In Your Life, 1993When Madness Comes Home: Help and Hope for the Families of the Mentally Ill, 1998Losing Your Parents, Finding Your Self: The Defining Turning Point of Adult Life, 2000

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