Legally Blonde (novel)

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Legally Blonde
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First edition cover
AuthorAmanda Brown
CountryUnited States
Publication date
June 1, 2001[1]

Legally Blonde is a 2001 comedy novel by American author Amanda Brown,[2][3] with a copyright credit also going to Brigid (Bridget) Kerrigan.[3][4][5]

The novel was the basis of the 2001 film Legally Blonde which starred Reese Witherspoon and its 2003 sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde,[2] as well as the musical Legally Blonde[2] and the 2009 direct-to-video film Legally Blondes.

The novel was based on Brown's experiences while enrolled in Stanford Law School. [3]

Legally Blonde is also the basis of a series of young adult fiction novels featuring the character of Elle Woods written by Natalie Standiford.[6][7]


Elle Woods, a blonde University of Southern California sorority president and homecoming queen, is deeply in love with her college sweetheart, Warner Huntington III. When Warner enrolls in Stanford Law School and aims to find a girl more serious than Elle to be his bride, Elle schemes a plan to follow him there to win him back.


  1. ^ "Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown". Goodreads. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Scott, A. O. (July 13, 2001). "Legally Blonde (2001) FILM REVIEW; A Rich Ditz Has Both Brains and the Last Laugh". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b c Silverman, Amy (October 30, 2003). "Legally Brown". Phoenix New Times.
  4. ^ Lozada, Carlos (23 June 2015). "When the Confederate flag flew at Harvard" – via
  5. ^ "Campus Life: Harvard; Confederate Flags Prompt Protests And Debates". 24 March 1991 – via
  6. ^ "Juvenile Series and Sequels Title: Elle Woods". Mid-Continent Public Library. Archived from the original on 2015-09-08.
  7. ^ "Legally Elle Woods".