American feminist author and journalist best known for her novel Up the Sandbox. As of 2014, she has published seven novels and two memoirs.
She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1957.
She wrote a column for the New York Observer from 1997 to 2002.
She had one daughter, Emily, with husband Jack Richardson, and another daughter, Katie, with her second husband Dr. Herman Roiphe.
Barbra Streisand starred in the film adaptation of her novel Up in the Sandbox.