What would former Seventeen editor and CosmoGIRL! founding editor Atoosa Rubenstein tell her younger self if she had the chance? Many, many are the times we’ve asked ourselves just that question.
Thankfully, Ellyn Spragins, editor of the “What I Know Now” series offers us a chance to get inside an intimate Atoosa-to-Atoosa, time-warping tête-à-tête in her new book, If I’d Only Known Then: Women in Their 20s and 30s Write Letters to Their Younger Selves (Da Capo, $18.00).
In her letter, which begins “Oh Atoosa,” Ms. Rubenstein tells her young self:
And even though you’ll be living the good life, future Atoosa, you won’t be too cool to enjoy some delicious coconut shrimp at The Red Lobster.