Valerie Frankel is a bestselling novelist and an award-winning journalist. Her new memoir, It’s Hard Not to Hate You, was recently described as “Cathartic, entertaining, funny, warm” by Publishers Weekly. She’s written twenty-four other books, including her nove novel Four of a Kind, and contributed to dozens of publications including the New York Times, Self, Allure, Glamour, Parenting and Good Housekeeping. Frankel co-authored Men Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman’s Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery with the Joan Rivers. More recently, Frankel collaborated with Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi on her novels A Shore Thing and Gorilla Beach.