Amanda Brown (novelist)

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Amanda Brown
Born (1977-10-06) October 6, 1977 (age 39)
United States
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Genre Fiction
Spouse Justin Chang[1]

Amanda Brown (October 6, 1970)[2] is an American novelist who wrote the novel Legally Blonde which was the basis for the film and musical of the same name.[1]


Born to Jack E. Brown, a successful lawyer, and Suzanne J. Brown, an art gallery owner, Brown graduated from Arizona State University in 1993. She then proceeded to study at Stanford Law School (never actually receiving a law degree), where she compiled funny letters and stories based on her experiences into a first manuscript that would become the novel Legally Blonde.[1]

Since the success of the 2001 film, Brown has released her second book, Family Trust, which has also been optioned for a film.[1] Currently she lives with her husband Justin Chang and daughters in San Francisco. Brown's novel School of Fortune is currently being optioned for a film starring Ashley Tisdale, Julie Andrews and Justin Long.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Silverman, Amy (October 30, 2003). "Legally Brown". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
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  3. ^ "Amanda Brown". McDonald Law Offices. Archived from the original on April 24, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2008. 

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