Judith Rossner (March 31, 1935 August 9, 2005) was an American novelist, best known for her 1975 novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar, which examined the underside of the seventies sexual liberation movement. The novel was made into a movie starring Diane Keaton in 1977..
"Identity is a bag and a gag. Yet it exists for me with all the force of a fatal disease. Obviously I am here, a mind and a body. To say there's no proof my body exists would be arty and specious and if my mind is more ephemeral, less provable, the solution of being a writer with solid (touchable, tearable, burnable) books is as close as anyone has come to a perfect answer."
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