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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.

After 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, among others.

Cohen lives in New Jersey (big surprise!) with his wife and two children, who prefer not to discuss him when he's in the room.

A Farewell to Legs is his second novel, a follow-up to Aaron Tucker’s debut in For Whom The Minivan Rolls.

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