Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Left out of "Left Out."

The biography I lovingly crafted to match MinnPost's Bonafield bio. Only one is a parody.

Susan J. Berkson was retired by the Star Tribune after a stint as an Editorial Columnist during which she was the target of so much vitriol she feared for her life. She has also written for PBS, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, the San Diego Union Tribune, the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Minnesota Public Radio, WTTW-TV, TPT, and KARE-TV. Berkson, who attended Princeton University, holds an MFA from the University of MInnesota, and won the Vivian Castelberry Award for Best Columnist from the Socity for Women Journalists. Berkson, who had intended to be a Broadway star, a Nobel Prize winner, and a United States Senator, was distracted by other things. Nevertheless, she founded the Minnesota Children's Health Environmental Coaltion and was instrumental in passing the Parent's Right to Know Act. In 1991, she received the Governor's Commendation for establishing the Campaign for a Violence-Free Minnesota. Her first job was as a nurse's aide at Walters Hospital in Michigan City, Indiana, after which she sold shoes at J.C. Penney.

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