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Lisa Grunwald

Biography

Lisa Grunwald

Lisa Grunwald, a freelance journalist, is a former Contributing Editor for Life magazine and former Features Editor of Esquire. She is the author of the novels NEW YEAR'S EVE, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, and SUMMER. Grunwald and Adler live with their two children in New York City.

Lisa Grunwald

Books by Lisa Grunwald

by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler

Historical events of the last three centuries come alive through these women’s singular correspondences --- often their only form of public expression. First Lady Dolley Madison tells her sister about rescuing George Washington’s portrait during the War of 1812; one week after JFK’s assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy pens a heartfelt letter to Nikita Khrushchev. The letters gathered here also offer fresh insight into the personal milestones in women’s lives. Marilyn Monroe asking her doctor to spare her ovaries in a handwritten note she taped to her stomach before appendix surgery; an eighteen-year-old telling her mother about her decision to have an abortion the year after Roe v. Wade; and a woman writing to her parents and in-laws about adopting a Chinese baby.