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"A blond in a red dress can do without introductions - but not without a bodyguard." -- Rona Jaffe
Rona Jaffe (June 12, 1931 — December 30, 2005) was an American novelist.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jaffe grew up in affluent circumstances on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the only child of Samuel Jaffe, an elementary-school principal, and his first wife, Diana (ne Ginsberg). Her maternal grandfather was Moses Ginsberg, a millionaireconstruction magnate who built the Carlyle Hotel.

Jaffe wrote her first book, The Best of Everything, while working as an associate editor at Fawcett Publications in the 1950s. Published in 1958, it was later made into a movie, starring Joan Crawford. The book has been described as distinctly "pre-women's liberation" in the way it depicts women in the working world. Critic Camille Paglia noted in 2004 that the book and popular HBO series Sex and the City had much in common in that the characters, who have similar lifestyles, are both "very much at the mercy of cad."

During the 1960s, in addition to writing more novels, she was hired by Helen Gurley Brown to write cultural pieces for Cosmopolitan with a "Sex and the Single Girl" slant.

In 1981 she published her controversial novel Mazes and Monsters, which depicted a Dungeons & Dragons-style game that caused disorientation and hallucinations among its players and incited them to violence and attempted suicide. The book was in part based on the largely apocryphal 1979 steam tunnel incident and dovetailed with Patricia Pulling's accusations in the 1980s that D&D and other role-playing games encouraged devil worship and other evils. The book was made into a television movie starring a young Tom Hanks.

Jaffe subsequently published six additional novels during her career.

She died in 2005 in London from cancer, aged 74.

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Total Books: 93
The Other Woman
2014 - The Other Woman (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062397232
ISBN-10: 0062397230
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lo mejor de la vida
2010 - Lo Mejor De La VIda [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307392985
ISBN-10: 0307392988
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Best of Everything
2005 - The Best of Everything (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780143035299
ISBN-10: 0143035290
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 24

The Room-Mating Season
2004 - The Room-mating Season (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780778320319
ISBN-10: 0778320316
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 34

The Room-Mating Season
2003 - The Room-mating Season (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780525947134
ISBN-10: 0525947132
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 16

The Road Taken
2001 - The Road Taken (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781551668253
ISBN-10: 1551668254
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 18

The Last Chance
2001 - The Last Chance [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781585471164
ISBN-10: 158547116X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Last of the Wizards
2001 - The Last of the Wizards (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307106193
ISBN-10: 0307106195
Genre: Children's Books
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The Road Taken
2000 - The Road Taken (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780525944744
ISBN-10: 0525944745
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 12

Five Women
1998 - Five Women (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781551664248
ISBN-10: 1551664240
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 14

Five Women
1997 - Five Women (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781556115059
ISBN-10: 1556115059
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Five Women
1997 - Five Women [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781568653730
ISBN-10: 1568653735
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Cousins
1996 - The Cousins (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781551661513
ISBN-10: 1551661519
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 7

The Cousins
1995 - The Cousins (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781556114656
ISBN-10: 1556114656
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

A Model Perinatal Autopsy Protocol
1994 - A Model Perinatal Autopsy Protocol (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781881041160
ISBN-10: 1881041166
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An American Love Story
1991 - An American Love Story (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340558300
ISBN-10: 034055830X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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An American Love Story
1991 - An American Love Story (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440208846
ISBN-10: 044020884X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 12

AMERICAN LOVE STORY AN
1990 - American Love Story An (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385298940
ISBN-10: 0385298943
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

AMERICAN LOVE STORY AN
1990 - American Love Story An [LARGE PRINT ED] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385301350
ISBN-10: 0385301359
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Despues de la Reunion
1989 - Despues De La Reunion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789500705547
ISBN-10: 9500705540
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Die gefhrlichen Jahre
1987 - Die Gefhrlichen Jahre (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783498033132
ISBN-10: 3498033131
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1985 - After the Reunion [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1985 - Best of Everything [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1983 - Mr Right Is Dead [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1983 - Last Chance [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1983 - The Cherry in the Martini [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1983 - Other Woman [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1983 - Away From Home [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1983 - Mazes and Monsters [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover