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Patricia Bosworth


Patricia Bosworth

Patricia Bosworth is an American journalist and biographer living in New York City. She was born in San Francisco, and is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. She is a contributing editor of Vanity Fair. A winner of the Front Page Award, she’s taught literary nonfiction at Columbia University’s School of Journalism and Barnard College. A long-time board member of the Actors Studio, she ran the Playwrights-Directors Unit there.

Her most recent biography JANE FONDA: The Private Life of a Public Woman, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, was on the New York Times Bestseller List. Her other books include bestselling biographies of Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando and the photographer Diane Arbus, the latter of which was made into the movie Fur starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr.

Her first memoir about her family and the Hollywood Blacklist is entitled ANYTHING YOUR LITTLE HEART DESIRES: An American Family Story. Her second memoir, entitled THE MEN IN MY LIFE: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950’s Manhattan, was published by HarperCollins in January 2017.

Patricia Bosworth

Books by Patricia Bosworth

by Patricia Bosworth - Memoir, Nonfiction

From acclaimed biographer Patricia Bosworth comes a series of vivid confessions about her remarkable journey into womanhood. Married and divorced from an abusive husband before she’s 20, she joins the famed Actors Studio. She takes classes with Lee Strasberg alongside Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman and others; she works on Broadway opposite Paul Muni, Helen Hayes and Elaine Stritch; Gore Vidal and Elia Kazan become her mentors. Her anecdotes of theatre’s Golden Age have never been told before. At the zenith of her career, about to film The Nun’s Story with Audrey Hepburn, Patricia faces a decision that changes her forever.

by Patricia Bosworth - Biography, Nonfiction

Patricia Bosworth brings readers into Jane Fonda's life: her family drama, her film career, her activism during the Vietnam War, the exercise videos that began a fitness craze, and much more.