An American author and professor, she penned The Wife, The Ten-Year Nap, as well as the Uncoupling. She also composed two youthful adult books: The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman and Caribou. She received a qualification from Brown School in the first 1980s. She afterwards taught creative composing classes on the School of Iowa’s famed Writers’ Workshop, at Skidmore University, with Stony Brook Southampton. Her book, The Uncoupling, was talked about via Skype through the initial coast-to-coast book membership meeting. She was created in NY as the little girl of writer Hilma Wolitzer. With her hubby, Richard Panek, she acquired two sons. Her 1998 book, Surrender, Dorothy, was converted to a film starring Diane Keaton.