janet lee berg

About me

Janet has published a hardcover book, called “Glitz of the Hamptons,” about an aging character who’s lost on a journey home, showing the true beauty of the Hamptons known for its affluence and glamour, reminding us that all that glitters is not gold. Janet Berg’s work has been featured in Dan’s Papers, The Southampton Press, The Independent, The Montauk Quarterly, and was interviewed on WHTV Television show.

She has completed her first novel, “Rembrandt’s Shadow,” based on stunning true life events of her family. Raised in pre-WWII, Holland, Sylvie Rosenberg, the privileged daughter of a renowned Jewish art dealer, spends the first fourteen years of her childhood without ever knowing her father’s love. Until the day that he traded one of his beloved masterpieces to the Nazis in exchange for her life. (* Written about in the New York Times, Heirs Make Huge Claim Over Dutch Art Trade.)

Also, in progress is her sequel titled “Restitution.”

From my website


Nine months ago, while packing to move 40 years worth of “stuff” from New York to South Carolina, I hesitated while holding the dog’s pooper scooper. Should I pack it or shouldn’t I? After all, the truck was filled to capacity, and the doggie excavator was of the super-size variety…


I’ve been a frustrated writer for many months now, not having written a word because our computer crashed right before our move out of state. It’s finally back. But I’m not sure I am. Just touching the keyboard now feels alien to me, like everything else. Have we landed on…

Grandma’s Emetophobia

Our daughter Janelle and her husband Mike (former Greenwich Village party-people) were very excited to be going to their good friend’s wedding in Miami. They dropped their three-year-old son, Jagger, and seven-month-old daughter, Siena, at our house for four nights. I had gone to Costco to stock up on what…

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