Summary: author whose first novel The First Wives Club in 1992 became a best seller and spawned the 1996 movie starring Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler (Hawn's character was a Hollywood diva who had plastic surgery to retain her youthful looks), who went on to write more than a half dozen humorous novels including Switcheroo (1998) and Young Wives (2000).
Cause of Death: Complications from plastic surgery
Born: January 1, 1949
Died: January 15, 2004
Location: New York City, New York