Stacy Morrison ’90 Falls Apart in One Piece

Stacy Morrison '90

Stacy Morrison’s memoir, “Falling Apart in One Piece,” was published this week by Simon & Schuster, and she appeared on the TODAY show on Tuesday morning to talk about it with Al Roker. (Click here to watch the video and read an excerpt).

Stacy is editor-in-chief of Redbook magazine, and the book is about her divorce after 13 years of marriage. It’s subtitled “One Optimist’s Journey Through the Hell of Divorce.” Kirkus Reviews called the book “candid and inspiring.” Wall Street Journal reviewer Laura Vanderkam writes, “Ms. Morrison doesn’t wallow in self-pity, even though the situation is ripe for it. Neither does she try to portray herself as a single-mom Superwoman.” (Here’s the compete review, but you may need a password to view it.)

Some readers of the New York Times no doubt saw Stacy’s piece in this past Sunday’s Style section. It was titled “The Ex-Husband Who Never Left.

Stacy became editor of Redbook in July 2004. Under her guidance, the magazine won the FOLIO: General Excellence award in 2005 and a Clarion Award for General Excellence in 2007. She’s got a blog on Redbook’s Web site (“Something About Stacy”) but admitted just this week that she hasn’t been as attentive to it as she would like. But then, she has been busy with other things — like the magazine, the book and her 6-year-old son Zack.

The book has a very cool Web site with lots of other information, including the news that one of her book signings will be here at Washington and Lee on April 30, when she’s back for her 20th reunion. So be sure to drop by Stacy’s site and sign the guest book. Oh, and you can buy her book there, too.



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