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EMILY WORTIS LEIDER, a professional writer, is the author of RAPID EYE MOVEMENT & OTHER POEMS, and three biographies: CALIFORNIA'S DAUGHTER: GERTRUDE ATHERTON (Stanford, 1991); BECOMING MAE WEST (from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997(cloth), Da Capo, 2000 (paper) in the USA and Kindler-Verlag in Germany); and DARK LOVER: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF RUDOLPH VALENTINO, Farrar. Straus & Giroux, 2003 and Faber & Faber, United Kingdom. Forthcoming in hardback and e- book editions: Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood, scheduled to be published in September 2011 by the University of California Press. Harper & Row published her edition of a memoir written by her grandmother: YESTERDAY: A MEMOIR OF A RUSSIAN-JEWISH FAMILY (1978). Her poems and articles have appeared in THE CHICAGO REVIEW, KALLIOPE, SHAKESPEARE QUARTERLY, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE and THE NEW YORK TIMES. Born and educated in New York City, she lives in San Francisco. She is represented by The Wylie Agency, New York City.