Jane Scovell is the author of collaborative biographies with, among others, Elizabeth Taylor, Maureen Stapleton, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Horne, Kitty Dukakis, QVC host Kathy Levine, and Tim Conway. She has also written biographies of Oona O’Neill Chaplin and Samuel Ramey. Her books Elizabeth Takes Off (Putnam), It’s Better to Laugh (Atria), Now You Know (Simon & Schuster), What’s So Funny? (Howard Books), and Oona: Living in the Shadows (Warner Books) made the New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists. Her articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, the Sunday New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Travel and Leisure, and Opera News. She is currently at work on a dramatization of A Hell of a Life based on her book with Maureen Stapleton.