Lee Israel

Lee Israel was the author of Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Estee Lauder: Beyond the Magic, Kilgallen, and Miss Tallulah Bankhead. She also worked as a copyeditor for Scholastic and American Express Publishing. She died in 2015.

Books by this Author

Before turning to her life of crime, running a one-woman forgery business out of a phone booth in a Greenwich Village bar, and dodging the FBI, Lee Israel had a legitimate, even celebrated, career as an author of biographies. Her first book on Tallulah Bankhead was a New York Times bestseller, and her second on the late journalist and reporter Dorothy Kilgallen made a splash in the headlines when Lee revealed in her research that Kilgallen had perhaps been murdered before she could speak...