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Susan Orlean (born October 31, 1955) is an America journalist. She has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1992, and has contributed articles to Vogue, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Outside.

Susan Orlean is the author of several books, including The Orchid Thief, a profile of Florida orchid grower, breeder, and collector John Laroche. The book formed the basis of Charlie Kaufman's script for the Spike Jonze film Adaptation. Orlean (portrayed by Meryl Streep in an Oscar-nominated role) was, in effect, made into a fictional character; the movie portrayed her as becoming Laroche's lover and partner in a drug production operation, in which orchids were processed into a fictional psychoactive substance.

She also wrote the Women's Outside article, "Life's Swell" (published 1998). The article, a feature on a group of young surfer girls in Maui, was the basis of the film Blue Crush.

In 1999, she co-wrote "The Skinny: What Every Skinny Woman Knows About Dieting (And Won't Tell You!)" under her married name, Susan Sistrom. Her previously published magazine stories have been compiled in two collections, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People and My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere. She also served as editor for Best American Essays 2005 and Best American Travel Writing 2007. She contributed the Ohio chapter in "State By State" (2008). She is currently working on a biographical history about the dog actor Rin Tin Tin.

Orlean was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Michigan. She was then a staff writer at the Portland, Oregon, weekly Willamette Week, and soon began publishing stories in Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vogue, Outside, and Spy. In 1982 she moved to Boston and became a staff writer for the Boston Phoenix and later a regular contributor to the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. Her first book, Saturday Night, was published in 1990, shortly after she moved to New York and began writing for The New Yorker magazine. She became a New Yorker staff writer in 1992. Orlean was also a Nieman Fellow.

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Total Books: 43
On Animals
2021 - On Animals (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781982181536
ISBN-10: 1982181532
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math

The Library Book
2019 - The Library Book (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781476740195
ISBN-10: 1476740194
Genre: History
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

The Floral Ghost
2016 - The Floral Ghost (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780986281495
ISBN-10: 0986281492
Genre: Arts & Photography

Rin Tin Tin The Life and the Legend
2012 - Rin Tin Tin the Life and the Legend (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439190142
ISBN-10: 1439190143
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

Rin Tin Tin The Life and the Legacy
Rin Tin Tin The Life and Legend of the World's Most Famous Dog Susan Orlean
Saturday Night
2011 - Saturday Night (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781451660982
ISBN-10: 1451660987
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Lazy Little Loafers
2008 - Lazy Little Loafers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810970274
ISBN-10: 0810970279
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

Throw Me a Bone 50 Healthy Canine TasteTested Recipes for Snacks Meals and Treats
Le Voleur d'orchides
2003 - Le Voleur D'orchides (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782715814516
ISBN-10: 2715814518

The Orchid Thief
2002 - The Orchid Thief (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780553756562
ISBN-10: 0553756567
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup  My Encounters with Extraordinary People
2002 - The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup My Encounters with Extraordinary People (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375758638
ISBN-10: 0375758631
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup My Encounters With Extraordinary People
2001 - The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup My Encounters with Extraordinary People [Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780783894959
ISBN-10: 0783894953
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

The Orchid Thief A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
2000 - The Orchid Thief a True Story of Beauty and Obsession (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449003718
ISBN-10: 044900371X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Orchid Thief
1999 - Orchid Thief (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780434007837
ISBN-10: 0434007838

The Orchid Thief Proof
1998 - The Orchid Thief Proof (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780434881574
ISBN-10: 0434881570
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Red Sox and Bluefish And Other Things That Make New England New England
The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780434008773
ISBN-10: 043400877X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

My Kind of Place
My Kind of Place (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780679462934
ISBN-10: 0679462937
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

El Ladron de Orquideas
El Ladron De Orquideas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788433969361
ISBN-10: 8433969366
Genre: Literature & Fiction

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