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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lauren Cowen  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: in N/A

-- Lauren Cowen on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Lauren Cowen lives in Long Grove, Illinois - near Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lauren Cowen has written for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Chicago Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. Her investigative work earned her one of journalism's highest honors, the Sigma Delta Chi gold medal.She taught creative nonfiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania's School of General Studies.

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Titles At Your Library

Daughters & mothers
ISBN: 0762401109

Courage Books. 1997

Touching photographs and heartwarming stories explore the complex relationship between mothers and daughters, as women share their innermost thoughts in stories that reinforce the strength of family ties.

Daughters & Mothers: A Celebration (Miniature Editions)
ISBN: 0762402377

Running Press. 1998

Following the success of the New York Times bestseller DAUGHTERS & MOTHERS in its original, full-sized gift edition, here is a miniature version sure to please! Wexler's evocative photo portraits accompany a selection of nearly 100 quotes from daughters and mothers about their very special relationship.

ISBN: 076240616X

Running Press. 1999

Photographs and personal stories celebrate the joys of female friendship, revealing how women from all walks of lie share the common bond of relationships that transcend time and distance

ISBN: 1584794658

Harry N. Abrams. 2005

Nana, Grandma, Granny, Grandmother: by whatever name she goes, she holds a special place in our hearts and minds. In this unique book, a celebration in photography and prose, photographer Jayne Wexler and writer Lauren Cowen give grandmothers their due, bringing them front and center to recognize their importance in our lives. The first photography book to focus on the subject, Grandmothers follows Daughters & Mothers and Girlfriends, books by the same author-photographer team that have sold almost 350,000 copies.

Through 23 insightful essays and powerful black-and-white portraits of grandmothers with their grandchildren, the life-affirming bond between the two generations is explored and honored. Grandmother/actress Olympia Dukakis, grandmother/author Judy Blume, grandson/NBA star Steve Francis, and granddaughter/musician Alicia Keys are among the grandmothers and grandchildren of diverse ages, cultures, and locales profiled in this inspiring collection. As millions of baby boomers become grandparents in the next few years, and as aging takes on new meaning in today's society, Grandmothers will surely have a huge appeal.



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