Stacy Morrison is a magazine editor and writer living in New York City. Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist’s Journey Through the Hell of Divorce is Morrison’s first book, and it was published by Simon & Schuster in March 2010, and in paperback March 2011. Kirkus Reviews called the book—a searingly personal retelling of the two years after her husband decided to end their decade-long marriage, when Morrison had just taken the helm of Redbook magazine and had an 8-month-old son—“candid and inspiring.” The book captures her unfailing belief that life is good as she found ways to forgive both her husband and herself for the failure of their marriage.
She was most recently editor-in-chief of Redbook magazine for the past six years, where she repositioned the magazine and rebuilt the website to talk to today’s do-it-all women and mothers with a frank, honest style. This repositioning was awarded the FOLIO: General Excellence award in 2005, and a Clarion Award for General Excellence in 2007. Before taking the helm at Redbook, Morrison was executive editor at Marie Claire, where she spearheaded the magazine’s award-winning advocacy projects—campaigns to end the AIDS crisis in Africa, to stop violence against women, and to protect women and children from armed conflict around the world. Morrison has also been a dedicated domestic violence awareness advocate, as an editor at both Marie Claire and Redbook and beyond, working closely with Liz Claiborne, Inc. on numerous campaigns for more than 10 years. Redbook’s feature “You Can Save A Woman’s Life Just By Asking Her How She’s Doing,” was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2006, and Morrison has received numerous awards and honors for her work in this field, including the Safe Horizon Champion Award (2008) and the National Domestic Violence Hotline Vital Link Award (2007).
Morrison is a sought-out expert on relationships, motherhood, marriage, money, and the challenges and conflicts all women face today, and is a regular guest on NBC’s Today. She has also appeared on CNN Headline News, CNN Moneyline, Good Morning America, The Early Show, and many other national television programs. She wrote the foreword for Sleep Is For The Weak: The Best of the Mommybloggers, and was a contributor to Kirtsy Takes A Bow: A Celebration of Women’s Favorites Online.
Previously, Morrison was the founding editor-in-chief of the venture-funded design magazine ONE (which garnered three FOLIO: Ozzie Awards for design in its short lifespan), and editor-in-chief of Modern Bride, which she repositioned in its 50th year, bringing that magazine to its highest circulation levels in its history. Before that she was a part of the founding teams of Condé Nast Sports for Women, Time Out New York and Mirabella magazines.
She lives in Brooklyn with her 7-year-old son, Zack; loves paddling, hiking or skiing in the Adirondacks; and spends way too much time on Facebook. She is also writing on a personal blog, Filling in the Blanks.