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On Our Radar: Taylor Jenkins Reid

She’s the US author who landed an Amazon series produced by Reese Witherspoon with her bestselling fictional biography of '70s rock ‘n’ roll band, Daisy Jones and the Six. We sit down with the latest woman on our radar.

By Natalie Cornish

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She’s the US author who landed an Amazon series produced by Reese Witherspoon with her bestselling fictional biography of '70s rock ‘n’ roll band, Daisy Jones and the Six. We sit down with the latest woman on our radar.

By Natalie Cornish

LA-based author Taylor Jenkins Reid has had a whirlwind six months. Her sixth book, Daisy Jones and the Six, only landed on the shelves on March 5, but it’s already topping the bestseller lists. That’s partly thanks to the new queen of female storytelling, Reese Witherspoon. The actress revealed she devoured the book in one sitting – making the addictive pop culture novel her March book club pick, and quickly snapping up the TV rights for her production company, Hello Sunshine. Now, Reese is executive producing a small screen adaptation of the novel for Amazon Studios. No doubt we’ll all be hooked.

The book charts the “fictional ‘true’ story of why the biggest rock band of the ’70s suddenly broke up at the height of their fame”, 35-year-old Taylor tells Future Women. Written like an oral history, each member of the ‘band’ (from the musicians to the managers) gives their take on the group’s stratospheric rise through the LA music scene to become global superstars, before walking away. There’s everything you’d expect from a rock biography – drugs, spats, sex – minus the hackneyed male narrative.

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