Howard Eisenberg

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Howard Eisenberg
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Howard Eisenberg
Howard Eisenberg

(1926-08-26) August 26, 1926 (age 95)
New York City, New York, United States
Alma materUniversity of Miami
OccupationAuthor, playwright, journalist
Years active1944–present
Spouse(s)Arlene Eisenberg
ChildrenSandee Eisenberg
Evan Eisenberg
Heidi Murkoff
AwardsNational Council of Christians and Jews: Gold Medal for the Look Magazine Cover Story: "The Christian War on Anti-Semitism"
American Society of Journalists and Authors: Best Book of 2015 in the Service and Self-Help Category
WebsiteHoward Eisenberg

Howard Eisenberg (born 26 August 1926) is an American author and journalist best known for his contributions to biography, self-help[1] and children's literature.[2] A magazine journalist[3] since the early 1950s and recent playwright,[4] as well as a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).

Eisenberg has written many articles—often with his late wife, Arlene Eisenberg[5]— for national publications. Additionally he's written six adult books, four co-authored with his wife Arlene, three Guess Who books for children, and scripts for radio and TV.

Eisenberg's wife, Arlene Eisenberg[5] co-authored the original What To Expect When You're Expecting, a pregnancy guide for expecting parents, with Heidi Murkoff. The Arlene Awards were created by Howard Eisenberg for the American Society of Journalists and Authors, to honor his late wife Arlene Eisenberg. The fund provides awards for bestselling books and magazine articles that make a documented difference.


Bibliography authored by Howard Eisenberg[edit]

Children's Books[edit]


  • Guess Who Zoo (Mascot) 2013
  • Guess Who Farm (Mascot) 2013
  • Guess Who Neighborhood (Mascot) 2013

Adult Books[edit]

  • It's Never Too Late to Date (iUniverse) -- 2009
  • The Recovery Book (Workman) -- 1992, 2014
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cooperstown (Triumph) -- 2003
  • Night Calls: The Personal Journey of an Ob/Gyn (Arbor House) -- 1986
  • Alive and Well: Decisions in Health (McGraw-Hill) -- 1979
  • How to be Your Own Lawyer (Sometimes) (Putnam) -- 1979
  • How to be Your Own Doctor (Sometimes) (Grosset & Dunlap) -- 1975


  • The Guess Who Zoo 1995
  • The Million Dollar Bet[6] 2015
  • Adorable Scoundrels[7] 2016, a mini-musical


  • Saturday Evening Post
  • New York Times Magazine
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Reader's Digest
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Parade
  • Ladies Home Journal
  • Good Housekeeping
  • McCall's
  • Many others


  1. ^ "Collaborating With an Expert: What to Expect | The Word". Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  2. ^ "Guess Who Gang Records, Inc". Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  3. ^ "Coming: more nondoctors to do doctor work | MEDSpace". Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  4. ^ BWW News Desk. "Howard Eisenberg's Book and Mini Musical ADORABLE SCOUNDRELS to Launch 11/15". Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  5. ^ a b Martin, Douglas (2001-02-10). "Arlene Eisenberg, 66, Author Of 'What to Expect' Guides". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  6. ^ Eisenberg, Howard. "A Poet With A Story". NY Press.
  7. ^ Eisenberg, Howard. "Adorable Scoundrels". Adorable Scoundrels.

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