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Something Borrowed (Giffin) - Author Bio

Author Bio 
Birth—March 20, 1979
Where—Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Rasied—Naperville, Illinois
 Education—B.A., Wake Forest University; J.D., University of
   Virginia
Currently—lives in Atlanta, Georgia


Emily Giffin is the bestselling American author of several novels commonly categorized as "chick lit". More specifically, Giffin writes stories about relationships and the full array of emotions experienced within them.

Giffin earned her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University, where she also served as manager of the basketball team, the Demon Deacons. She then attended law school at the University of Virginia. After graduating in 1997, she moved to Manhattan and worked in the litigation department of Winston & Strawn. But Giffin soon determined to seriously pursue her writing.

In 2001, she moved to London and began writing full time. Her first young adult novel, Lily Holding True, was rejected by eight publishers, but Giffin was undaunted. She began a new novel (then titled Rolling the Dice) which became the bestselling novel Something Borrowed.

2002 was a big year for Emily Giffin. She married, found an agent, and signed a two-book deal with St. Martin's Press. While doing revisions on Something Borrowed, she found the inspiration for a sequel, Something Blue.

In 2003, Giffin and her husband left England for Atlanta, Georgia. A few months later, on New Year's Eve, she gave birth to identical twin boys, Edward and George.

Something Borrowed was released spring 2004. It received unanimously positive reviews and made the extended New York Times bestsellers list. Something Blue followed in 2005, and in 2006, her third, Baby Proof, made its debut. No new hardcover accompanied the paperback release of  in 2007. Instead, Giffin spent the year finishing her fourth novel and enlarging her family. Her daughter, Harriet, was born May 24, 2007.

Love the One You're With was published in 2008, followed two years later with Heart of the Matter. Where We Belong, her sixth novel, was published in 2012 and The One & Only in 2014. (From Wikipedia.)




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