Susan Braudy: Manhattan Voyeur: A Writer’s Journal

I’m Susan Braudy. Writer. Urban Voyeur. Streetwalker.

My beat is Manhattan. Even though I am an insider, this city always surprises.

On Manhattan sidewalks, and even in restaurants, people don’t notice when you cross the line between looking and staring.

When I hit our electric streets, I feel the bingo bam buzz, an instant adventure in thought, sites, sounds, and people coming at me. Models and murderers. Pets and kids. Okay, I’ve admitted I’m a voyeur. I love eavesdropping on intimate conversations in French, English, and a hundred languages I don’t speak. I love to write about New York city and its gems– hidden and in full view.

Even indoors, I am thrilled to look down on Central Park stretching out long like a rain forest as people and cars move in synchronicity.

Living in Manhattan is better than living by Niagara Falls or by the Grand Canyon.

New Historical Fiction: Kick Kennedy’s Secret Diary

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Check out my new “Kick”-ass novel Kick Kennedy’s Secret Diary which details the rebellious romances and political heroics of JFK’s very popular outspoken younger sister, “Kick” Kennedy. She fights to be independent of her famous family in World War II London. When Kick defies her rigid mother and accepts a marriage proposal from kind Anglican (and future Duke of Devonshire) William Cavendish, all hell breaks loose.

Before Kick can settle into her new marriage, her husband of five weeks is swept to the battlefield.

Relish Kick’s intimate portraits of London swells such as Hon. Pamela Churchill, Aly Khan, Earl Peter Fitzwilliam, and Winston Churchill himself.

Bestselling author Michael Wolff (Fire and Fury) describes Kick Kennedy’s Secret Diary as “delicious fun” combining “the charm of Penelope Lively with the romantic fervor of Barbara Cartland.”

Author Robert Kalich calls Kick Kennedy’s Secret Diary “entertaining” and “profound.”

Kick Kennedy’s Secret Diary: on Amazon and in select bookstores.

Tsk, Tsk Ari, Rachel, and Lawrence at MSNBC

Three cheers to Bob Woodward for corroborating Michael Wolff’s brilliant expose of the mess in the Trump White House. I am really really glad Bob Woodward has written Fear. It backs up Michael Wolff’s bombshell observations and insider quotes in his book, Fire and Fury. But alas, my favorite newspeople at MSNBC have jumped to…

Kick Kennedy’s Secret Diary

Let me tell you a little about my new labor of love. I’m excited to write that my upcoming historical fiction romance novel is called Kick Kennedy’s Secret Diary. All I can say (without bragging too much) is I really really enjoy this book. Reading it still makes me cry with Kick over her great…

What Doctors Don’t Tell You

piled up stones

The best health magazine in the world is called What Doctors Don’t Tell You. It gives us no-nonsense ways to keep healthy through gentle sensible strategies. You can buy it at Whole Foods and then subscribe. It’s published in England and I guess it’s naturopathic, but not far out. This month’s issue explains the Feldenkrais…

Crooked Donald Trump

Donald Trump: crooked, mad man

Proving to Trump supporters that crooked Donnie is unfit for office is impossible. They knew they were voting for a criminal. Trump told them as much when he said he wouldn’t lose a vote if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. He knew they knew they were voting for a crook. The only…

Tips For Living Inexpensively in Manhattan

First of many tips for buying inexpensive fashion shirts in Manhattan.

EUREKA! NO MORE INSOMNIA!

Deductions from the current Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue and some serious scientific info have cured my sleeplessness and wake ups  in the middle of the night–so far. It turns out that lying under weight like a folded heavy blanket triggers the body to AAA! sleep. I fall asleep faster and stay asleep and if I get…

Michael Wolff, Donald Trump, and #MeToo

Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury, book cover

Michael Wolff is fearless and hugely talented with words. He’s also two steps ahead of the enemy. He writes what people think but are afraid to say. To survive as a democracy we desperately need more fearless reporters who write brilliantly, stand their ground and make Republicans sweat their asses off.

Defeat Trump and Putin’s Election Hacking

Since Trump claims Putin didn’t hack our elections and is doing nothing to prevent similar future crimes, we need to mount a campaign. I suggest starting by fighting for reinstating old unhackable machines. We need to get going pronto. How do we start? Photo by John C Abell

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Saves Our Place In The Paris Accord and Indeed Our Planet

Behind the news stories of his anti-gun efforts, his cutting back on poisonous emissions in our New York streets that prolong my life span, are startling examples of Bloomberg’s quiet philanthropy.