Sheila Weller

Sheila Weller is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning magazine journalist. She is the author of five previous books, most recently her 2003 family memoir, Dancing at Ciro's, which The Washington Post called "a substantial contribution to American social history." She is the senior contributing editor at Glamour, a contributor to Vanity Fair, and a former contributing editor of New York. To learn more, visit

Books by this Author

Girls Like Us


Women rock stars: Girls Like Us

Sheila Weller shares the intimate stories of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them, confessors in song, rock superstars and adventurers of heart and soul.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try to write with humanity, understanding but never judging

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I try to help people (making connectionsm etc.) and I'm pro-active

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Yikes! I never thought about it.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. poignant, suffused, iconic, vulnerable -- and lots of m-dashes -- -- -- --

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Abraham, from the Bible. "You started it all. And you got up and left where you were born. I understand that."

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