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"She knew what all smart women knew: Laughter made you live better and longer." -- Gail Parent
Gail Parent (born 1940) is an American television and screenwriter, television producer, and author.

Parent's writing career began with a 1971 episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The following year her novel Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York City, which chronicled its unattractive, overweight, Jewish heroine's romantic misadventures in Manhattan, became a best-seller that later served as the basis of a film starring Jeannie Berlin. Although the screenplay was adapted by someone else, she penned the scripts for Barbra Streisand's The Main Event (1979) and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004).

Parent co-wrote the book for the 1974 musical Lorelei. It is her sole Broadway credit.

Parent's greatest success has been in television, most notably with The Golden Girls and Tracey Ullman's comedy sketch series Tracey Takes On..., serving as a producer and writer for both. She also wrote episodes of The Smothers Brothers Show, The Carol Burnett Show, Rhoda, Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, and Finder of Lost Loves, and the musical variety special Sills and Burnett at the Met.

Parent is the winner of a CableACE Award and two Emmys, and has been nominated for an additional twelve Emmys and two Writers Guild of America Awards.

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Total Books: 25
How to Raise Your Adult Children Real-Life Advice for When Your Kids Don't Want to Grow Up
How to Raise Your Adult Children Because Big Kids Have Even Bigger Problems
Peur de rien
2009 - Peur De Rien [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782743619688
ISBN-10: 2743619686
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Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York
2004 - Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781585674718
ISBN-10: 1585674710
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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A Sign of the Eighties
1988 - A Sign of the Eighties (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780515097115
ISBN-10: 051509711X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Little Bit Married
1985 - A Little Bit Married (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780523424484
ISBN-10: 0523424485
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A Little Bit Married
1984 - A Little Bit Married (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780399128455
ISBN-10: 039912845X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Best Laid Plans
1981 - The Best Laid Plans (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345294807
ISBN-10: 0345294807
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Main Event
1979 - The Main Event (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780553130331
ISBN-10: 0553130331
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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David Meyer Is a Mother
1977 - David Meyer Is a Mother (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780352395542
ISBN-10: 0352395540
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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David Meyer Is a Mother
1977 - David Meyer Is a Mother (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553029000
ISBN-10: 0553029002
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York
1973 - Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553116984
ISBN-10: 0553116983
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Once upon a farm Stories about the farm on Thompson Hill in Mexico Maine