is the author of the bestselling, You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs, that received multiple printings here and abroad, a movie option and reissue. She has also written the novels Looking for Mr. Goodfrog and The Shiksa Syndrome. A contributor to Full Grown People,Complaint Box NY Times,Live Alone and Like It, It’s A Wonderful Lie, Scenes from a Holiday, and No Kidding her work is included in New Monologues for Women by Women and Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 1999. One-act plays The Incredible Egg (2016 The Best Ten-Minute Plays), All My Problems (2013 The Best Ten-Minute Plays), Telephone Call for Francine Stein, Love in the Time of Recession, andCharlie & Flo(PS NBC) have been produced at WorkShop Theater Company, where she is a member.
Having worked for years as an actress, her favorite role was “Frenchy,” in the Broadway hit Grease,she plays herself in the documentary, Mr. Right, and promotional appearances include Fox & Friends, Better TV, Joan Hamburg, SiriusXM, CNN Radio, andABC World News Now.
Laurie loves food, dogs, the beach and long talks over a glass of wine – especially by the river. She belongs to a book club, theater company and temple, B’nai Jeshurun, where she volunteers as the Tuesday night coordinator for the homeless shelter. She lives in New York City.