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Furman, Elina 1973-

Furman, Elina 1973-

PERSONAL:

Born April 26, 1973, in Kiev, U.S.S.R. (now Ukraine); daughter of Roman (a computer programmer) and Mira (a singer and job placement specialist) Furman. Education: University of Illinois, B.A., 1995.

ADDRESSES:

Home—New York, NY. Agent—Laurie Abkemeir, DeFiore and Co., 72 Spring St., Ste. 304, New York, NY 10012. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer. Worked as copywriter for clothing retailer Tommy Hilfiger, as editorial director for the Web site Seventeen.com, and as managing editor of the magazine MAR.

MEMBER:

American Society of Journalists and Authors, MediaBistro AvantGuild.

WRITINGS:

(With Leah Furman) The Everything after College Book, Adams Media (Holbrook, MA), 1999.

(With Leah Furman) The Everything Dating Book: How to Meet New People, Where to Go, and What to Say—Make the Most of Every Date!, Adams Media (Holbrook, MA), 1999.

(With Leah Furman) James van der Beek, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1999.

(With Leah Furman) The Heat Is On: 98°, Ballantine Books (New York, NY), 1999.

(With Leah Furman) Rock Your World: Meet the Moffatts, Ballantine Books (New York, NY), 1999.

Ricky Martin, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1999.

Joshua Jackson, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1999.

(With Leah Furman) Heart of Soul: The Lauryn Hill Story, Ballantine Books (New York, NY), 1999.

Neve Campbell: An Unauthorized Biography, Renaissance Books (Los Angeles, CA), 1999.

(With Leah Furman) Give It to You: The Jordan Knight Story, Berkley Boulevard Books (New York, NY), 1999.

(With Leah Furman) Generation Inc.: 100 Best Businesses for Young Entrepreneurs, Berkley Books (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Leah Furman) In His Eyes: The Julio Iglesias, Jr. Story, Ballantine Books (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Leah Furman, Emily Ehrenstein, and Laura Morin) The Everything Wedding Etiquette Book: Insights and Advice on Handling Even the Stickiest Wedding Issues, 2nd edition, Adams Media (Holbrook, MA), 2000.

(With Leah Furman) Happily Ever After: The Drew Barrymore Story, Ballantine Books (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Leah Furman) So You'd Like to Win a Million: Facts, Trivia, and Hints on Game Show Success, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 2000.

C-Note: A Different Kind of Love; The Unauthorized Biography, Berkley Boulevard Books (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Leah Furman) Seth Green, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Leah Furman) Enrique Iglesias, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Leah Furman) Lyte Funkie Ones, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Leah Furman, Janet Anastasio, and Michelle Bevilacqua) The Everything Wedding Vows Book, revised edition, Adams Media (Holbrook, MA), 2001.

Washington, DC, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2002.

(With Robert Stephan Cohen) Reconcilable Differences: 7 Essential Tips to Remaining Togetherfrom a Top Matrimonial Lawyer, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2002.

Boomerang Nation: How to Survive Living with Your Parents—the Second Time Around, Fireside (New York, NY), 2005.

Kiss and Run: The Picky, Single, and Indecisive Girl's Guide to Overcoming Her Fear of Commitment, Fireside (New York, NY), 2007.

SIDELIGHTS:

Elina Furman told CA: "I write because it allows me to work through issues in my own life that I may be struggling with. I wrote The Everything after College Book when I graduated college and was struggling through the transition. Writing the book helped me work through some of those blocks and obstacles. The same applied to my work on Boomerang Nation: How to Survive Living with Your Parents the Second Time Around. I wrote for the 18-million young adults living at home, and it greatly mirrored my own experience at the time, which involved living with my mother. My book Kiss and Run: The Picky, Single, and Indecisive Girl's Guide to Overcoming Her Fear of Commitment, the first-ever book about female commitment phobia, was a response to my own fear of commitment and marriage. By the time I finished writing the book, I had sufficiently worked through all those issues, and I got engaged soon after."

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