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Stephen McCauley (born June 26, 1955) is an American author. He has written six novels to date including most recently Insignificant Others. His most famous novel is The Object of My Affection, which was made into a movie starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He was raised outside Boston and went to public schools for his education. Later, as an undergraduate, he attended the University of Vermont and then spent a year in France at the University of Nice. McCauley worked a series of unrelated jobs including teaching yoga, working at a hotel, a kindergarten, and manning an ice cream stand. He worked as a travel agent for many years before moving to Brooklyn in the 1980s. There he attended adult learning centers to take some writing classes before enrolling in Columbia University's writing program. The writer Stephen Koch gave him the idea to begin work on his first novel.
His stories, articles and reviews have appeared in Gay Community News, Bay Windows, the Boston Phoenix, the New York Times Book Review, Vogue, House & Garden, Details, Vanity Fair, Harper's, and Travel and Leisure, among others.
His first novel, "The Object of My Affection", was adapted in 1998 into a Hollywood feature starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, whilst his fourth, "True Enough", was adapted in France in 2007 with the title "La Verite ou Presque".
McCauley is an alumnus of the Ragdale Foundation.
- Insignificant Others (2010) ISBN 0-7432-2475-2
- Alternatives To Sex (2006) ISBN 0-7432-2473-6
- True Enough (2001) ISBN 0-684-81054-9
- The Man of the House (1996) ISBN 0-684-81053-0
- The Easy Way Out (1992) ISBN 0-671-70818-X
- The Object of My Affection (1987) ISBN 0-671-61840-7
- "Let's Say," Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories, Patrick Merla (ed.) Avon Books. 1996
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