American Girls About Town

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 5, 2004 - Fiction - 448 pages
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A backpacking adventure in Vietnam veers wildly off-course for one intrepid American traveller. A single mother sets herself a bizarre personal challenge as her fortieth birthday looms. A female commitment-phobe must find a cure for her fatal two-month itch - and fast! All this and much, much more in a fabulous collection of brand-new stories by Jennifer Weiner, Adriana Trigiani, Chris Manby, Lauren Henderson, Cindy Chupack, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Weisberger, Judi Hendricks, Julianna Baggott, Jill Smolinski, Nancy Sparling, Laura Wolf, Quinn Dalton, Lynda Curnyn, Claire LaZebnik, Melissa Senate and Gretchen Laskas. 1 from every copy sold will be divided between Barnardo's, the UK's largest children's charity and the American children's charity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and graduated from Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana. After graduation, she moved to New York City and founded the all-female comedy troupe The Outcasts, which performed on the cabaret circuit for seven years. She was a writer/producer on The Cosby Show and A Different World and executive producer/head writer for City Kids for Jim Henson Productions. In 1996, she wrote and directed the documentary film Queens of the Big Time, which won the Audience Award at the Hamptons Film Festival. Her debut novel, Big Stone Gap, was published in 2001. Her young adult and adult novels include Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon, Home to Big Stone Gap, The Queen of the Big Time, Rococo, Encore Valentine, Viola in Reel Life, The Supreme Macaroni Company, The Shoemaker's Wife, and All the Stars in the Heavens. She wrote the film adaptation for her novels Big Stone Gap, Very Valentine, and Lucia, Lucia. She also wrote a cookbook entitled Cooking with My Sisters and a non-fiction book entitled Don't Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers.

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