Teenager author known for the novel Popular, which chronicled her attempts to be popular in college in 8th grade. She began her social test after reading Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Reputation Guide, that was released in 1953. Her publication was released by Penguin as well as the film rights had been bought by Dreamworks. She was raised in a Tx border city, but later transferred to Georgia. She’s two siblings. She made an appearance in the Today Present to market the reserve, where she was interviewed by Savannah Guthrie.