Shannan Rouss

Shannan Rouss is a third generation Angeleno who moved to New York, but never really left L.A.  She is a former staff writer at Self, and has contributed to Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Nylon.  She is currently the editor of Vital Juice New York, a daily email newsletter and website.  She lives in Brooklyn.

Books by this Author

In this debut collection, Shannan Rouss delivers ten sharply etched stories set against the endless freeways and twinkling lights of Los Angeles. Each one provides a momentary glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants of this sprawling space where lines and lives intersect. We are introduced to the world of a millionaire who plays host to his ex-lover's wedding, a young bulimic woman whose relationship with a chef crumbles over a truffle, a Laurel Canyon housewife whose only confidante is the...

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Walk like you know where you're going and look like you're almost there.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To speak another language.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. False modesty

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Peanut butter sandwiches

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, wit, generosity

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