As Told To
As Told To
Jul 19, 2022
Episode 23: Stephanie Krikorian
Play • 1 hr 16 min

“It’s a weird job, isn’t it?”

So says veteran ghostwriter Stephanie Krikorian, who started in on her ghostwriting career after a long run as a television news producer. In fact, she sees a through-line from the work she used to do as a producer to the work she’s doing now as a writer, especially in her many collaborations with some of our leading health and wellness experts. For her very first book—Urban Skinny: Live the Fabulous Life and Still Zip Up Your Favorite Jeans, written with nutritionist Danielle Schupp—Stephanie reports that she leaned on what she knew about building a series of compelling news segments in order to help tell a much larger story. 

That book led to others, many of them in the self-improvement and empowerment space, including You Are Why You Eat, with Dr. Ramani Durvasula; and The Comeback: How Today’s Moms Reenter the Workplace, with career expert Cheryl Casone.  Eventually, Stephanie found herself doing so many deep dives, into this new diet or that new meditation practice, that she was moved to write a book about her own experiences as a self-help-ghostwriter-turned-self-help-user—Zen Bender: A Decade-Long Enthusiastic Quest to Fix Everything

Alongside her work as a collaborator, Stephanie has contributed to a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vanity Fair Hive, and the New York Post, writing about wine, pop culture and wellness. Among her many books are The New York Times best-seller The Promise: A Tragic Accident, a Paralyzed Bride, and the Power of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship, with Rachelle Friedman; Straight Walk, with supermodel Patricia Velasquez; and, Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL, with Dr. Jen Welter.

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