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Sophie Pollitt-Cohen ’09 is the co-author of the book The Notebook Girls published in April.

Posted 05.16.06

Student and Friends Publish The Notebook Girls to Great Acclaim

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen ’09 is co-author of The Notebook Girls by Warner Books. The book began the journal with her friends, Julia Baskin, Lindsey Newman and Courtney Toombs at Stuyvesant High School in New York City in 2001.

The journal provided a way for the high school freshmen to stay in touch despite demanding class schedules, extracurricular activities and busy social lives.

Formatted as a reproduction of the girls’ journal, the book is stocked with hand-written notes on lined-notebook paper, doodles and pasted-to-the-page photographs.

“It can be a lot easier to write something down than to have to admit it in words,” she says. “We've spent a significant portion of our adolescence trying to figure out who we are. The notebook is the closest we've come.”

Since the book’s debut April 13, the young authors have been featured in New York Magazine, OK! Magazine, Vanity Fair, the cover of the Daily News, the cover of the Los Angeles Times calendar section, the Boston Herald, as well as on The Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC News Now, Sirius Radio, CNN Inside Showbiz, the WB11 morning news show, and a few other TV shows as well.
 
By Olivia Bartlett, Wesleyan Connection editor