Valerie Frankel Author, 'Four of a Kind'

Valerie Frankel is a bestselling novelist and an award-winning journalist. Her new memoir, It's Hard Not to Hate You, was recently described as "Cathartic, entertaining, funny, warm" by Publishers Weekly. She's written twenty-four other books (chick lit, YA novels, memoirs, self-help and mysteries), and contributed to dozens of publications including the New York Times, Self, Allure, Glamour, Parenting and Good Housekeeping. Her memoir, Thin Is the New Happy, about overcoming bad body image after 30 years of dieting was called "Rueful, zestful and surprisingly funny," by the New York Times. Frankel co-authored Men Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery with the Joan Rivers. More recently, Frankel collaborated with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi on her novel A Shore Thing http://www.valeriefrankel.com

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