Sharon Boorstin

former contributing writer for the Los Angeles Times, specializing in lifestyle and travel. In 2019 she won Visit California’s Eureka Award for Best Newspaper Travel Article. In the 1970s and ‘80s Sharon was the Restaurant Critic of the (late) Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, and in the ‘90s she edited the annual Gayot Guidebooks for Los Angeles and other cities. She also wrote for magazines including Bon Appetit, Smithsonian and Town & Country Travel. With her husband Paul, she wrote dozens of screenplays for feature films and television including Angel of Death (ABC) starring Jane Seymour. Her memoir/cookbook, Let Us Eat Cake: Adventures in Food and Friendship (Harper-Collins 2002), was a selection of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club. Raised in Seattle, Washington, Sharon moved to Los Angeles in 1966 after earning a California Lifetime Teaching credential at U.C. Berkeley. She taught high-school History, English and Social Studies in L.A. for 11 years. Sharon and her husband, writer/producer Paul Boorstin, were also a screenwriting team in Hollywood for more than 25 years. Among their screen credits are Fire with Fire (Paramount) and Moving Violations (20th Century Fox), and TV series including Fame and Hotel, for which they were executive story editors. Sharon also has written for the Los Angeles Times and magazines including Smithsonian and Town & Country. She is the author of the memoir/cookbook, Let Us Eat Cake: Adventures in Food and Friendship (Harper-Collins) and co-author, with Paul Boorstin, of the novel, The Glory Hand (Penguin).

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