Biography

Diane Jacobs

Diane Jacobs is the author of HER OWN WOMAN: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft, CHRISTMAS IN JULY: The Life and Art of Preston Sturges, BUT WE NEED THE EGGS: The Magic of Woody Allen, and HOLLYWOOD RENAISSANCE: The New Generation of Filmmakers and Their Works. She has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from Columbia University. Jacobs has taught at Dartmouth College, the Columbia University School of the Arts, and the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and has contributed to such publications as The New York Times and The Village Voice. She lives in New York City.

Diane Jacobs

Books by Diane Jacobs

by Diane Jacobs - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Much has been written about the enduring marriage of President John Adams and his wife, Abigail. But few know of the equally strong bond Abigail shared with her sisters, Mary Cranch and Elizabeth Shaw Peabody, accomplished women in their own right. Now acclaimed biographer Diane Jacobs reveals their moving story, which unfolds against the stunning backdrop of America in its transformative colonial years.