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About the Author
A born and bred New Yorker, Jill Kopelman Kargman is not afraid to dish about life on the Upper East Side. Kargman graduated in three years with honors from Yale University where she was an art history major and attended the British America Drama Academy (BADA) at Stanford where she studied with Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason.
Kargman has written more than 200 articles for publications including Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, and Allure. She also created the column EyeSpy for Style.com, which ran for five years. She wrote the 2000 Sundance movie Intern, and for several television shows for MTV including So Five Minutes Ago and the MTV News doc series Who Is.
After her magazine, movie, and television work, Kargman began writing novels. She is a New York Times best-selling author of multiple books, including The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund, a personal essay collection, Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut (which was #3 on the humor chart behind Chelsea Handler and David Sedaris), Momzillas, which was translated into fourteen languages and appeared on charts worldwide, as well as three books for young readers, including Bittersweet Sixteen.
Kargman is currently the creator, executive producer and star of the Bravo’s new acclaimed series, “Odd Mom Out.”