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The Book That Changed My Life
About the Editor, Diane Osen

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Diane Osen, a freelance writer and editor, has worked with scores of National Book Award authors during her twenty-year-long association with the National Book Foundation. As a consultant to the Foundation, she helped launch a number of innovative outreach programs, including "Writing Life" Reading Circles that brought National Book Award Winners and Finalists to rural communities, small towns and major urban areas to explore the relationship between reading and writing with tens of thousands of readers in some 25 states and on the Internet. A graduate with general honors from Vassar College, she earned a Master's degree in English from Rutgers University before embarking on a corporate career as a communications executive at companies including Polaroid, Columbia Pictures and NBC. As a freelance writer and editor, she has overseen a wide variety of projects for corporate as well as non-profit clients, including Fox Television, Andrews McMeel, Eubanks/Donizetti, Manhattanville College and The Museum of the Moving Image; in addition, she was a regular contributor to publications such as ABC Television's Episodes Magazine and Bride's Magazine. The author of Royal Scandals, co-editor of The Writing Life and co-author of Great Interview, she taught expository and creative writing at Douglass College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and was an adjunct assistant professor at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She lives in Short Hills, New Jersey with her husband Rick Covkin, and their daughter Serena.


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SBN: 0679769838
Random House, Inc.
January, 1996


ISBN: 1-56799-161-0
Friedman, Michael Publishing Group, Incorporated

May 1995
ISBN: 1576853047
LearningExpress, LLC
July 2000

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