Marjorie Ingall writes The East Village Mamele column for The Forward newspaper and is a contributing writer at Self magazine. She has written for many other magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Ms., Glamour, Parents, Budget Travel, Food & Wine, Wired, and of course, the late, lamented Sassy, where she was the senior writer and health editor. At Sassy, she won a bunch of awards for health and social issues coverage. She is the author of a humor book, The Field Guild to North American Males (Owl Books, 1997), the co-author of a sex-ed book for teenagers, Smart Sex (Simon & Schuster, 1998) and a former writer/producer at the Oxygen TV network. She left Oxygen upon discovering that her perkiness levels were not up to a job in daytime talk television.