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Brenda Janowitz

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Brenda is the author of six novels, including THE GRACE KELLY DRESS, which was published by Harper Collins/ Graydon House in March 2020. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Sunday Times (UK), Salon, Redbook, USA Today, Bustle, The Forward, the New York Post, Publisher’s Weekly, Hello Giggles, Writer’s Digest Magazine, WritersDigest.com, and xojane. She is the former Books Correspondent for PopSugar.

Brenda attended Cornell University and Hofstra Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review. Upon graduation from Hofstra, worked for the law firm Kaye Scholer, LLP, and did a federal clerkship with the Honorable Marilyn Dolan Go, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

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“Maybe this is the recipe for a happy life -- not thinking about anything too hard, just going where the day takes you, trying to enjoy yourself, instead of analyzing every second.”
Brenda Janowitz, Recipe for a Happy Life

“PICK YOUR FABRIC “The importance of this step cannot be understated. If you pick the wrong fabric, your dress is doomed from the start. Pick a fabric that has the right weight, that will flatter the design. And the figure of the bride who will wear it. Once you pick your fabric, the die is cast. There is no going back.”
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“Everything. Anything that’s not important. The things that drive you crazy. The things that make you tear the hairs out of your head, one by one. The idea that we have to be perfect, the idea that we have to be good, the idea that we can be happy when all we’re trying to do is live up to someone else’s expectations. I felt it, I know you feel it, too—the weight of what we’re expected to do. What people want us to be. Let go of all of it and just be. See where that takes you. Yes, your feet will be caked in sand, and you’ll be in desperate need of a shower, but you might just like it.”
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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Thanks Brenda for the add! What an impressive bio! I wish you a bountiful Thanksgiving!
Blessings,
Jeannie


Kondalrao thanks for adding me as your friend


Ashley (bookworm84) Hi Brenda

Thanks for accepting my friend request. I just bought "Jack with a Twist" and I cannot wait to read it!!


Maggie Brenda
Thank you for accepting my friend request! Wow, so you were an attorney too?! I haven't read your two books, but I've ordered them and will read them. Congratulations on your success!
xo
Maggie Marr

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message 3: by Daniel (last edited Feb 29, 2008 02:27PM)

Daniel
Hi Brenda, I've added Scot On The Rocks and your other book Jack With A Twist to my to-read list.


message 2: by Rebecca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:13PM)

Rebecca Thanks for adding me, and giving me another addiction to get caught up in!


message 1: by Jessica (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:10PM)

Jessica Thank you for adding me! I have actually been meaning to read your book...a friend recommended it. She said it was great! :)


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