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Sarah Dessen        

Author Known for "The Moon and More" "Someone Like You" & "That Summer"

Sarah Dessen (born June 6, 1970, in Evanston, Illinois) is an American writer who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Sarah Dessen was born in Evanston, Illinois on June 6, 1970. She moved with her family to Virginia then North Carolina where she now resides with her husband, Jay, daughter Sasha, and dogs. After dropping out of Greensboro College she began taking classes at the University of North Carolina where she graduated with honors. She was a waitress for some time before leaving her job to accept a position as a teacher at UNC. She then left that job to become a full-time author.

The 2003 film How to Deal starring Mandy Moore was based on both Someone Like You and That Summer. Sarah released "Once and for All" in 2017.



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