Looking for Mr. Goodbar

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For the 1977 film, see Looking for Mr. Goodbar (film).
Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Looking for Mr. Goodbar(novel) 1st edition cover.jpg
First edition
Author Judith Rossner
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 284 (hardback edition)
ISBN ISBN 0-671-22025-X (hardback edition) & ISBN 0-671-73575-6 (paperback edition)
OCLC 1195882
LC Class PZ4.R834 Lo PS3568.O848

Looking for Mr. Goodbar is a 1975 novel by Judith Rossner.[1] Rossner based the novel on the events surrounding the brutal murder in 1973 of Roseann Quinn, a 28-year-old New York City schoolteacher.[2]


It became a bestseller, attracting interest because of its portrayal of the dangers of the new sexual freedoms that women were exploring.

The novel was adapted as a 1977 film of the same name starring Diane Keaton and other rising stars such as Richard Gere.[3]


  1. ^ Robert Niemi, History in the media: film and television, ABC-CLIO, 2006, ISBN 1-57607-952-X, p. 404
  2. ^ Eisen Rinzler, Carol (June 8, 1975). "Looking for Mr. Goodbar". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Looking for Mr. Goodbar". The New York Times. 

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