Susan Silver


One of the most difficult ways of Growing Bolder is to break barriers; to become the first to do something. But being the first can also be an incredibly rewarding experience.

Susan Silver changed television in the 1970s when she became one of the first female writers. She wrote for some of the most iconic sitcoms of all time, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Maude; Bob Newhart, The Partridge Family, Square Pegs, Love, American Style and many others. She not only proved she could do it, she brought a true, female perspective to an industry overwhelmingly dominated by men and her voice benefited everyone.

These days she is a contributor to CNN, HLN, Good Day NY, and The Today Show. She has written opinion-editorials for The New York Times and had a long running column on called “The Search For Mr. Adequate.” Her weekly radio commentary “Susan Says,” which covers news, politics and culture can be heard on-demand at and iTunes.

She’s also, for the first time, taking a deeper look at those early years in TV in her new book, Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms. She explains to Growing Bolder what compelled her to finally pen her memoir and how she thinks it will not only take other Boomers on a fun journey back in time but will speak to many of their own experiences as well.

Click here to visit the book’s website and read a sample chapter of this hilarious book!