Hilary Liftin

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Hilary Liftin is an American author, born in New York City in 1969.

Career[edit]

Liftin is most notable for her ghost-writing and co-writing of celebrity memoirs and novels, including Tori Spelling's memoirs Stori Telling, Mommywood and Uncharted Territori and her children's book, Presenting... Tallulah. She has also worked on Miley Cyrus' memoir Miles To Go, and Teri Hatcher's Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies Of Life. Several of her collaborations have charted on the "New York Times Bestsellers List".[1][better source needed]

Liftin worked in the book publishing industry for ten years before becoming a ghost/co-writer. She has also published three books of her own.[1]
Her first, published on April 27, 1999 by Vintage Books, was co-written with her close friend and former college-roommate Kate Montgomery. Titled Dear Exile: The True Story of Two Friends Separated (for a Year) by an Ocean, the book is a collection of letters they wrote to one another over a year-long period, while Montgomery was on assignment in rural Kenya with the Peace Corps, and Hilary, in Manhattan, New York, first pursuing her career.[2] Her second book, Candy and Me: A Love Story (2003, Free Press) is a memoir about her lifelong obsession with candy and other sweet things.[3] Liftin's most recent work, Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper[4] (2015, Viking), is the story of a young television actress who gets seduced by a Hollywood megastar and sucked into his religious cult. After a few years into their heavily chronicled marriage, she runs for her life, right onto Broadway. In a New York Times interview, Liftin said she "wrote the celebrity memoir of my fantasies."[5]

Liftin lives with her husband, Chris Harris, a television writer, in Los Angeles.[citation needed]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery (as co-written) (1999) Dear Exile: The True Story of Two Friends Separated (for a year) by an Ocean; Vintage Books[2]
  • Liftin, Hilary (2003) Candy and Me: A Love Story Free Press[3][6]
  • Hatcher, Teri and Liftin, Hilary (co-written) (2006) Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life; Hyperion Books[7]
  • Walsh, Peter (ghost written) It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff (2006) Free Press[8]
  • Spelling, Tori and Liftin, Hilary (co-written) (2008) Stori Telling; Simon Spotlight Entertainment/Simon Schuster.[9] Received 2009 Bravo A-List Award for Best Celebrity Autobiography.
  • Walsh, Peter (Ghost-written) (2008) Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?: An Easy Plan for Losing Weight and Living More Free Press[8]
  • Cyrus, Miley and Liftin, Hilary (co-written) (2009) Miles To Go; Hyperion Books[10]
  • Spelling, Tori and Liftin, Hilary (co-written) (2009) Mommywood Simon Spotlight Entertainment/Simon Schuster[11][12]
  • Phillips, Mackenzie and Liftin, Hilary (Co-written) (2009) High On Arrival. Simon Spotlight Entertainment/Simon Schuster[13]
  • Walsh, Peter (Ghost-written) (2009) Enough Already: Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You. Free Press[8]
  • Spelling, Tori and Liftin, Hilary (co-written) (2010) Unchartered Territori. Simon Spotlight Entertainment/Simon Schuster[14]
  • Spelling, Tori and Liftin, Hilary (contributor ) (2010) Presenting...Tallulah; Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton; Aladdin[15]
  • O'Neal, Tatum and Liftin, Hilary (co-written) (2011) "Found: A Daughter's Journey Home"; William Morrow.[16]
  • Liftin, Hilary (2015) "Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper"; Viking.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hilary Liftin About Hilary Liftin. Retrieved 07 August 2010". Hilaryliftin.wordpress.com. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Dear Exile Book Details Hilary Liftin, Kate Montgomery. Retrieved 07 August 2010". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Candy and Me Book Details AllBookstores. Retrieved 07 August 2010". Allbookstores.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  4. ^ "Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper: A Novel". Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Hilary Liftin Ghostwrote a Book for Miley Cyrus and Others. Now It’s Her Time.". The New York Times. 26 July 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Candy and Me Book Description GoodReads. Retrieved 7 August 2010". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  7. ^ "Burnt Toast Book Details GoodReads. Retrieved 7 August 2010". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  8. ^ a b c "Recent Collaborations Hilary Liftin Official Site Retrieved 7 August 2010". Hilaryliftin.wordpress.com. 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  9. ^ "Telling' Book Details AllBookstores. Retrieved 7 August 2010". Allbookstores.com. 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  10. ^ "Miles To Go Book Details AllBookstores. Retrieved 7 August 2010". Allbookstores.com. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  11. ^ "Mommywood Book Details AllBookstores. Retrieved 7 August 2010". Allbookstores.com. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  12. ^ "Mommywood Book Description GoodReads. Retrieved 7 August 2010". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  13. ^ "High on Arrival Book Details AllBookstores. Retrieved 7 August 2010". Allbookstores.com. 2009-09-23. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  14. ^ "Uncharted TerriTORI Book Details AllBookstores. Retrieved 7 August 2010". Allbookstores.com. 2010-06-15. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  15. ^ "Presenting...Tallulah Book Details GoodReads. Retrieved 7 August 2010". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  16. ^ "AllBookstores. Retrieved 11 July 2011". Allbookstores.com. 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  17. ^ "AllBookstores. Retrieved 26 July 2015". Allbookstores.com. 2015-07-26. Retrieved 2015-07-26.