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A Confession

Posted on: July 8th, 2011 by Warren Adler 3 Comments

For more than thirty years people have asked if my book The War of the Roses, a story about the nasty breakup of a marriage with bizarre and fatal consequences, is autobiographical. It is not. I have been married to the same lovely lady for sixty years.

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How I Got the Idea: The War of the Roses

Posted on: January 19th, 2011 by Warren Adler 5 Comments

It’s been thirty years since the novel The War of the Roses was published and twenty one years since the movie version with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner was released.

In that time this cautionary tale about the perils of divorce and the destructive power of materialism which burst upon the public consciousness, has not only become part of the world wide zeitgeist, but it has morphed into the nomenclature of divorce, both as a legal description and a symbolic description of a marriage breakup’s ultimate consequences.

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