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Stephanie Lessing began her career as a writer in Kindergarten. It was at that time that she wrote her first introspective short stories, “Why am I the only one with an umbrella?” and “What I wouldn’t give for Missy Cohen’s culottes.” Shortly thereafter, Stephanie found herself in Boston University studying Public Communications and then in the American College in Paris where she was granted an internship at the International Herald Tribune. It was there that she discovered that French women do not gain weight. Assuming it was because of their accent, she began cleverly disguising her voice and was thrilled to discover that after only six months of pretending, she lost almost four pounds!

After graduating from BU, Stephanie landed her dream job at Mademoiselle Magazine as a copywriter and spent all of her money on the most amazing shoes ever. She soon became Copy Chief and traveled cross-country with Mademoiselle editors co-hosting fashion and beauty events, and then she quit because her feet were killing her. After leaving Mademoiselle, Stephanie began freelancing for Vogue, Glamour, Self, American Health, WWD, Bride’s, Conde Nast Traveler and Vanity Fair. It was during this period in her life that she began writing a collection of essays entitled, “A Girl’s Guide To Girls.” Many years later, she turned the essays into a novel, She’s Got Issues, which was published in July of 2005.