Monday, August 15, 2005

RIP Judith Rossner 1935-2005
The author of Looking for Mr. Goodbar, To the Precipice and Nine Months in the Life of an Old Maid, died August 9 at New York University Medical Center in Manhattan, reports The Guardian.
The Manhattan-born Rossner captured the essence of 70's hedonism and alienation in her bestselling Looking for Mr. Goodbar, a story which was based on a real murder case on the Upper West Side, which was later made into a film starring Diane Keaton and Richard Gere.
Rossner's novels plumbed the depths of the female psyche from young wife to gnarled old maid with equal parts of humor and psychological insight.
She is survived by her husband Stanley Leff and two children, Daniel and Jean, from her first marriage.
Read the New York Times obituary.

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