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Bestselling author of "The Astronaut Wives Club"

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Lily Koppel is the New York Times bestselling author of The Astronaut Wives Club and The Red Leather Diary, in which readers were introduced to Koppel’s one-of-kind journalistic adventures—recovering a young woman’s diary from a trunk found in a dumpster outside of her Manhattan apartment and embarking on a treasure hunt to find its owner decades later.

In her latest book, The Astronaut Wives Club, Koppel brings readers a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of a group of women that helped to define an era and usher in a new age of women. As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.

Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night as the country raced to land a man on the Moon.

As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. The Astronaut Wives Club tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.

The Astronaut Wives Club is being made into a television series on ABC, with head writer Stephanie Savage, creator of Gossip Girl.

Koppel was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from Barnard College with a degree in English and creative writing, she worked at the New York Times reporting on celebrities. Gawker called her “The Bravest Gossip Reporter Ever.” She has written for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the Daily Beast, the Huffington Post, and Glamour, and has appeared on the Today Show, Morning Joe, and National Public Radio. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two spacey rescue dogs, Ozzy and Lucky.

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The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal (P.S.)

The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal (P.S.)

Speaking Topics
  • The Astronaut Wives Club: Female Friendship and Bonding that Result from an Unusual Circumstance

  • Writing our Stories via The Red Leather Diary

  • An Evening with Lily Koppel

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Lily Koppel

Bestselling author of "The Astronaut Wives Club"

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Lily Koppel Biography

Lily Koppel is the New York Times bestselling author of The Astronaut Wives Club and The Red Leather Diary, in which readers were introduced to Koppel’s one-of-kind journalistic adventures—recovering a young woman’s diary from a trunk found in a dumpster outside of her Manhattan apartment and embarking on a treasure hunt to find its owner decades later.

In her latest book, The Astronaut Wives Club, Koppel brings readers a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of a group of women that helped to define an era and usher in a new age of women. As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.

Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night as the country raced to land a man on the Moon.

As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. The Astronaut Wives Club tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.

The Astronaut Wives Club is being made into a television series on ABC, with head writer Stephanie Savage, creator of Gossip Girl.

Koppel was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from Barnard College with a degree in English and creative writing, she worked at the New York Times reporting on celebrities. Gawker called her “The Bravest Gossip Reporter Ever.” She has written for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the Daily Beast, the Huffington Post, and Glamour, and has appeared on the Today Show, Morning Joe, and National Public Radio. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two spacey rescue dogs, Ozzy and Lucky.

Lily Koppel Videos

  • Meet the Author: Lily Koppel at Darien Library on Vimeo

Lily Koppel Books

Lily Koppel Speaking Topics

  • The Astronaut Wives Club: Female Friendship and Bonding that Result from an Unusual Circumstance

  • Writing our Stories via The Red Leather Diary

  • An Evening with Lily Koppel

FAQs on booking Lily Koppel

  • How to book Lily Koppel?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lily Koppel for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lily Koppel, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lily Koppel or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lily Koppel?

    Booking fees for Lily Koppel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lily Koppel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lily Koppel?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lily Koppel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lily Koppel for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lily Koppel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lily Koppel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lily Koppel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lily Koppel for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Lily Koppel generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Meg Wolitzer, Lois Lowry, J.A. Jance, Amy Waldman and Erin Morgenstern. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lily Koppel for an upcoming event.

Lily Koppel Speaker Videos

  • Meet the Author: Lily Koppel at Darien Library on Vimeo

Lily Koppel Speaking Topics

  • The Astronaut Wives Club: Female Friendship and Bonding that Result from an Unusual Circumstance

  • Writing our Stories via The Red Leather Diary

  • An Evening with Lily Koppel

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