Dorri Olds

Dorri Olds
New York, New York, USA
December 19
Writer & Web Designer NYC
I'm a freelance writer who focuses on Creative Nonfiction, Movie Reviews, Celebrity Q&As, Dogs, Book Reviews, Author Profiles, and Nonprofits. My essays have appeared in many publications including The New York Times. I am a contributor to NBC's Petside, The Jewish Daily Forward and the Examiner. To see samples please visit: I'm also the owner of a full-service website design company located in Chelsea, NYC that offers communication solutions including search engine optimization (SEO), branding, copywriting and editing, social media, internet marketing and video.


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JULY 26, 2012 6:35AM

My Mother Had to Accept the Suicide of Her Brother

In trying to comfort a friend whose father just committed suicide I revisited the moving article that my mother, Sally Wendkos Olds, wrote in 1977 and had published in The New York Times.

My uncle Carl Wendkos who committed suicide by gun in 1977. 


On February 25 my brother took his own life.Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 2, 2011 8:27PM

Compassion and a Cannoli

Published in Chicken Soup for the Tea Lover's Soul, 2007. 

I grew up in a house where coffee was the strength of rocket fuel and everyone drank it black. The only experiences I’d had with tea were the rare requests on holidays from one elderly aunt. 

In college I… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 26, 2011 4:25AM

Looking Up in Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

This article was printed in New York Resident magazine.

"Your father hurt his knee and we prepaid for the Grand Canyon hiking trip. Can you come with me?"

Seduced by the moment, and some Jewish guilt, I said yes. My head was screaming no. A vacation to me… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 10, 2011 11:33AM

The Curse of Having a Cute Dog

My essay published on

Dorri Olds and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Buddy

Dorri Olds and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Buddy James

I reached for my iPhone right-handed while holding Buddy’s leash in my left. It was my best friend, Maddy.  I launched into a tirade. “If one more person asks me what kind of dog… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 3, 2011 8:55AM

My Modern Love Reject




Like a Renaissance painting of Jesus, Jimmy’s long wavy, chestnut hair tumbled over sloped shoulders on his wiry, muscular frame. Raised as an atheist Jew, I wasn’t searching for Christ, my God was chemicals. I was a sixteen-year-old freshman art major at Boston UniverRead full post »