Bachelor with honours, Manchester University, England, 1946. Master of Arts in Sociology, Columbia University, 1969. Advanced courses, French and Spanish, Sorbonne, Paris.
Editorial director Allen Wayne Communications, New York, 1971—1981. Freelance editor and writer, 1981—1987. Senior editor Macmillan Public, New York, 1987—1990, Macmillan School Dictionaries, New York, 1990—1992.
Freelance writer, since 1992. Trade Committee staffer European Economic Cooperation, Paris, 1949—1951. Freelance market researcher, 1962—1969.
Member of Sephardic House.
Married Irving Weinstock, August 1, 1969 (deceased July 18, 1986). Married Edgar Gunther, September 8, 1949. Children: Marc, Noel, Andrew.