Adena Halpern

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Adena Halpern (born December 8, 1968) is an American author best known for her "chick lit" novels, "The Ten Best Days of My Life," "29" and "Pinch Me."

Career[edit]

After graduating from Harriton High School outside Philadelphia, she attended New York University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing. She then received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles;[1] in 2004, Halpern began writing a monthly column for Marie Claire Magazine titled "Haute Life." [2] In 2007, she adapted her column into her first published book, Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown: Notes from a Single Girl's Closet.[3] Target Underwear was a memoir. Halpern followed this with three novels, The Ten Best Days of My Life, 29 and Pinch Me, each of which followed a female protagonist coping with fantastical events.[4]

Both The Ten Best Days of My Life and 29 have been optioned by 20th Century Fox for film adaptations. Amy Adams is attached to star in The Ten Best Days of My Life.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Halpern lives in Los Angeles with her husband, director and screenwriter Jonathan Goldstein.[7]

Bibliography[edit]

Book Title Year
1 Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown: Notes from a Single Girl's Closet 2007
2 The Ten Best Days of My Life 2008
3 29 2010
4 Pinch Me 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adena Halpern Books and Resources For Educators
  2. ^ Adena Halpern, Author, Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown: Gothamist
  3. ^ Amazon.com: Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown: Notes from a Single Girl's Closet: Adena Halpern: Books
  4. ^ Amazon.com: Adena Halpern: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle
  5. ^ Amy Adams set for Fox's 'Ten Best' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety
  6. ^ Fox picks up movie rights to Adena Halpern's 29 | Philadelphia City Paper | 08/05/2010 Archived June 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Adena Halpern, Jonathan Goldstein - New York Times

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