Barbara Hannah Grufferman is the author of “The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More,” a resource book which addresses many of the concerns of women over fifty with the help of top experts in different fields, including Diane von Furstenberg, Frederic Fekkai, Dr. Patricia Wexler, and many others. She has a weekly column on Huffington Post (“Life After 50”) and blogs regularly for wowOwow.com, thirdage.com, and other websites for women.
Since the launch of the book in early April 2010, Barbara has appeared on The Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America Health, and numerous radio and internet programs, including NPR, Dr. Oz Sirius Radio on the Oprah Channel, and Sirius Doctor Radio. She also travels around the country, speaking to groups on health, nutrition, career, fitness, sex and many other topics pertaining to being fit and fabulous after 50.
After attending St. John’s University, and then New York University for graduate studies in Social Anthropology, Barbara began her twenty-year career in magazine publishing. Early on, she spotted a need for a magazine that would help make teenage girls strong and confident rather than playing to their insecurities, and created a new publication, which was later sold to a larger company. She then joined a publishing company as Group Publisher, overseeing the operations of several well-known entertainment weeklies. Barbara has been profiled in the New York Times and many publishing journals.
Following her successful career in publishing, Barbara joined World Congress LLP—an international conference company which focused on infrastructure needs and projects in developing countries—as President. In 1997, World Congress hosted the first major meeting in Hong Kong after the island’s historic return to China, and Barbara was featured in Hong Kong’s major newspapers, as well as on radio and television.
Barbara is a founding board member of RX Compassion, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to building compassion in the health care field through education, programs and awareness.
A native New Yorker, Barbara lives in New York City with her husband, Howard, daughters Sarah and Elizabeth, and Gunther, a dog they recently rescued.
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