A born and bred New Yorker, Jill Kopelman Kargman, age 41 (yes, she embraces her real age), is not afraid to dish about life on the Upper East Side. Kargman graduated in three years with honors from Yale University where she was an art history major.
After graduating, Kargman started her writing career in the magazine world as an assistant and has since written more than 200 articles for publications including Vogue, ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, and Allure. She also created the column EyeSpy for Style.com which ran for five years. She then began working in television and wrote for several shows for MTV including So Five Minutes Ago and the MTV News docu-series Who Is.
After her magazine, movie, and television work, Kargman began writing novels to give her more flexibility to be home with her three children: Sadie, Ivy, and Fletch. She is a New York Times best-selling author of multiple books, including The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund, her personal essay collection, Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut, (which was No. 3 on the Humor chart behind Chelsea Handler and David Sedaris), as well as Momzillas, which was translated into fourteen languages and appeared on charts worldwide.
This summer she is premiering her one woman show, a heavy metal cabaret at Williamstown Theater Festival, which will transfer to the Café Carlyle in 2017. Her newest comedic essay collection Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave will be published in September by Random House.