Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Want Her Stories

The Divorce PartyAuthor Laura Dave (C’99, Writers House) has a lot to celebrate.

Not only did her second book The Divorce Party just get published last week, but both this book and her first book London is the Best City in America are going Hollywood.

Both books are in development as feature films at Universal Studios. More specifically, “Divorce” is being produced by Echo Films, Kristin Hahn and Jennifer Aniston’s new production company. “London” is set up at Mandalay Pictures and Type A, Reese Witherspoon’s production company.

What are these books about?

Per Laura,

“‘Divorce‘ centers on a commitment-shy woman, Maggie, who goes home to meet her fiance’s parents the weekend they announce they are separating after 35 years of marriage. It is told from Maggie’s point of view; and from the point of view of Gwyn, her future mother-in-law. They find themselves on the opposite ends of their relationships asking the same question: how do you know the people closest to you?”

“‘London‘” focuses on a young woman who returns to New York for the first time in three years for her brother’s wedding, only to find out that he believes he is in love with someone who is not his fiance. Brother and sister set out on an 11th hour road trip to find this other woman, in the hopes that it will help him make a decision about who he wants to spend his life with.

Find out how Laura got her start, her advice for aspiring writers and her “horror story” that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy (plus stories from other Penn authors)!

UPenn BooksGet The Divorce Party

Get London is the Best City in America

In Los Angeles? Meet Laura at her “Divorce Party” book signing tonight (Tuesday, May 27)!

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