- Description: ROBIN WESTEN is a freelance journalist who writes for numerous national women's magazines, including Family Circle, LHJ, MORE, Self, Parents, Pilates Style, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and others. She specializes in health, relationships, sex issues, and parenting.
Westen has authored several books, including the bestselling YA biography of Oprah Winfrey, I Don't Believe In Failure, Enslow 2005, recently noted in the Washington Examiner (2/27/10) as one of Amazon's top children's bestsellers.
She was an Emmy-Award winning writer for the ABC Television women's health-oriented show FYI, a sex advice columnist (Sex Rx) for Woman's Own Magazine; she also wrote a weekly pop psychology quiz for Woman's World Magazine for over 18 years. (Workman has recently published a collection of her columns in two volumes: The Big Book of Personality Tests for Women: 100 Fun-to-Take, Easy-to-Score Quizzes That Reveal Your Hidden Potential in Life, Love and Work, 2008 and The Big Book of Relationship Quizzes: 100 Tests and Quizzes to Let You Know Who's Who in Your Life, 2009). She is also a health and beauty reporter for examiner.com.
She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Writers Guild of America. Westen lives in Brooklyn and summers in Vermont with her husband and son.