Susan Fishman Orlins

Profile Updated: October 11, 2013
Residing In Washington, DC USA
Occupation writer
Children Eliza, age 30, public interest criminal defense lawyer in NYC
Sabrina, age 26, environmentalist More…in Beijing, China
Emily, age 24, pre-school teacher in DC public charter school
Yes! Attending Reunion

In reverse order of what I've been up to since high school, I have just published a memoir, Confessions of a Worrywart: Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, and Others, available on Amazon and elsewhere.

The chapter about my high school heartthrob, Curtis, is called, "The One I Never Forgot." More details about my book and an excerpt are on my website,

I now help others with their stories. Presently I am directing an open mic with my homeless writing group.

And I have begun performing my stories in storytelling shows: I recently took the stage at The Moth in New York City.

Check out my tv and YouTube videos on

School Story

I remember trudging in a blizzard to Bonnie Verbit's, where everyone in her neighborhood was partying. My father was so angry that I had escaped that he put chains on his car and drove there to take me home and confine me to my room.

So many other memories will stay with me forever and I look forward to seeing everyone at our (gasp) 50th!

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Posted on: Dec 21, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Happy birthday, Sue.

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Posted on: Oct 24, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Lucy, let me know next time you come to the DC area and maybe we can get together then!