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About Arlene

Scenes from My Life On Hemlock Street: A Brooklyn Memoir by Arlene Mandell

About Arlene Mandell

Arlene Mandell, a retired English professor from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, lives in Santa Rosa, CA. She is an award-winning journalist who wrote medical and consumer advocacy articles for Good Housekeeping magazine. After spending ten years as an executive at New York City public relations firms that were not unlike the ad agencies depicted on the Mad Men television series, she received an M.A. from Columbia University.

photo of Arlene Mandell, ca. 2009

Her first poem was published in the “Metropolitan Diary” section of The New York Times in 1989 when she was 48. Since then her essays, poems and short stories have appeared in more than 375 publications, including Tiny Lights, True Romance, and Women’s Voices and in 16 anthologies. She was the winner of the 2008 AAUW/CARE National “Education is Powerful” short story contest and was awarded First Place in the 2009 Redwood Writers Poetry Contest.

Welcome to Hemlock StreetBlock PartyBuilding the Ferris WheelCrossing Pitkin AvenueThe KissInvisible BabyAunt Minnie's Second WeddingMurder Inc.A Real Italian DinnerSleeping with Nettie SachsDuke Snider Breaks Our HeartsCherries in the SnowMy Thirteenth SpringNo Room of My OwnDeeply in LoveHangin' Out and Makin' OutResolutions Made and Broken