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Judith Rossner (1935–2005)

Author of Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Includes the names: Judith Rossner, Judith Rossner, Juditch Rossner

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According to the Washington Post, Judith Perelman's mother, who taught first grade, pushed her to be a writer. "She used to say magazines were my favorite toys," she said. Judith attended City College of New York (now City University) but dropped out in 1954 to marry Robert Rossner, a teacher and mystery writer. She worked as a secretary in a real estate firm and wrote short stories, which she shopped to women's magazines. Her early books didn't sell well or make money, but received critical praise. Her career took off with the publication in 1975 of "Looking for Mr. Goodbar," a novel based on the real-life murder of a schoolteacher.
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