About Jeffrey Cohen
Contrary to popular belief, Jeffrey Cohen was not born in
the log cabin he helped his father build. Rather, he was born
in Irvington, New Jersey, which has never seen a log cabin
that wasn't, at some time or another, turned into a tavern.
a childhood of normal duration, Cohen attended Rutgers College
in New Brunswick, New Jersey, so as to maintain a record of
never having left the Garden State for more than two weeks
at a time, something which has never been equaled (or attempted)
by anyone else. He studied English (when actually attending
classes and not lounging at the student newspaper office),
but decided to work as a journalist anyway.
Finding work (after a fashion) at the Passaic Herald-News,
he served as a municipal reporter for well over six months,
establishing new lows in news gathering, but managing, in
his final work for the newspaper, to quote Chico Marx.
Following a hideous foray into public relations, Cohen eventually
became a trade journalist, and covered the consumer electronics
business until someone asked him to stop. Since 1985, he has
been a freelance reporter and writer, writing for such publications
as The New York Times, TV Guide, USA Weekend, Premiere, American
Baby, and The Newark Star-Ledger, among many others.
He is also the author of more than 20 feature-length screenplays,
some of which are actually good. His work has been published
in The New York Times, TV Guide, and Entertainment Weekly,
among many others, and his screenplays have been optioned
by Jim Henson Productions, CBS, and Gross-Weston Productions,
Cohen lives in New Jersey (big surprise!) with his wife and
two children, who prefer not to discuss him when he's in the
A Farewell to Legs is his second novel, a follow-up to Aaron
Tucker’s debut in For Whom The Minivan Rolls.