Josie Brown

Josie Brown

Playwright, screenwriter and script consultant in San Francisco, California

About Josie

Josie Brown is the author of five novels:

The Housewife Assassin's Handbook [2011, Signal Press]

The Baby Planner [2011, Simon & Schuster]

Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives [2010, Simon & Schuster]

True Hollywood Lies [2010 Diversion Books]

Impossibly Tongue-Tied [2006, HarperCollins]

Her novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives (Simon & Schuster), is being adapted by producer Jerry Bruckheimer as a dramatic series for ABC TV.

Josie is also the author of three non-fiction books: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Finding Mr. Right [Alpha/Pearson]; Marriage Confidential: 102 Honest Answers to the Questions Every Husband Wants to Ask, and Every Wife Needs to Know [Signal Press]; and Last Night I Dreamt of Cosmopolitans: A Modern Girl's Dream Dictionary [St. Martin's Press]

As a journalist, Josie's celebrity interviews and relationships trends articles have been featured in Los Angeles Times Syndicate International, Redbook and Complete Woman magazines, as well as AOL, Yahoo,,, and


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The Baby Planner

"Brown takes baby mania to its illogical, hysterical extreme in this bubbly romp....But what begins as a light foray into Bugaboo country turns into something bigger than a satire of status-obsessed Bay Area yummy mummies as Brown takes a dark look at the fears of parenthood and family, with Katie's heartbreaking longing for a child unveiling a disturbing reality about her marriage and family. Still, the message from the somber realities is one full of hope: love makes a family, commitment keeps it together." --Publishers Weekly

Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives

"Josie Brown writes with all the secrets, sex, money and scandal of an OK Magazine cover. Truly entertaining reading."--Jackie Collins, Hollywood Wives

"Josie Brown’s writing is whip-smart as well as wickedly funny, and just as you are enjoying the ride she takes you on, she shatters your heart with her insight into modern lives." --Tatjana Soli, New York Times bestselling author and 2011 recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction for The Lotus Eaters

"Already touted as the perfect summer beach read, this character driven (sometimes steamy) book can best be described as the offspring of an affair between Desperate Housewives and a Jennifer Weiner novel....A quick look into the sometimes catty world of wealth where priorities get shifted, friendships get broken and marriages, like their mansions, get rearranged. It was light and fluffy (with some excellent dialogue.)..." --

"I loved it! Josie Brown captures the highs and lows of love, lust and marriage with heartwrenching pathos. I'm recommending it to all my friends as the perfect beach read!" -- Lisa Rinna, acatress, and author of the novel Starlit

True Hollywood Lies

The tone is confessional, the writing laced with venomous humor...”
—Wall Street Journal

"Brown captures the humor of working for a megalomaniac...[A] well-paced, entertaining story..." —Publishers Weekly

"A fine piece of literary work." —New York Post

Impossibly Tongue-Tied

"Brad, Angelina, Britney and Kevin may want to check out Josie Brown's new novel, Impossibly Tongue-Tied, for its ripped-from-the-headlines plot that mixes their scandals together...” – PAGE SIX, New York Post

Josie lives in Marin County, California, with Martin and our two children.

Literary Agent: Holly Root, of the Waxman Literary Agency

Dramatic Agent: Bob Freedman of the Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency

Talent Agent: Jon Cassir, of Creative Artists Agency

Name: Josie Brown

Lives in: San Francisco, California

Occupation: Playwright, Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Other

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