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Wendy and The Lost Boys by Julie Salamon.. Playwright Wasserstein brought a lot to the stage. This peek into and beyond her dressingroom tells us a lot about her secrets as well as what she drew on as the source of her powerful art. Will leave you ravaged.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"In “Wendy and the Lost Boys,” Julie Salamon’s shrewd, gripping biography, the gap between the public rendition of a life and how it was actually lived is shown at times to be startlingly wide."

The New York Times

"With Wendy and the Lost Boys, Julie Salamon — a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal who has published numerous nonfiction books but no prior biographies — has written the perfect biography for Wasserstein's legions of fans, a book as entertaining and personable as its subject."


Author bio: Julie Salamon has written a series of award-winning books, including Facing the Wind (2001), The Net of Dreams (1996), and Rambam’s Ladder (2003). The Devil’s Candy (1991) is considered a Hollywood classic about filmmaking gone awry, and her novella, The Christmas Tree, (1996) was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into eight languages. Her new book, "Wendy and the Lost Boys," a biography of Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will be published by The Penguin Press on August 22, 2011. Salamon was a reporter and the film critic for The Wall Street Journal for many years, and then a culture writer on the staff of The New York Times. Her journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Bazaar, and The New Republic. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Nonfiction Thriller; (480 pp. Dramalogue: Kindle/Print editions)

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