Amy Ephron is the bestselling author of the acclaimed novels One Sunday Morning and A Cup of Tea. Her magazine pieces and essays have appeared in the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Saveur, House Beautiful, National Lampoon, Defamer, her own online magazine, One for the Table, and various other print and online publications. She recently directed a short film, Chloe@3AM, which was featured by the American Cinematheque at the Women’s Directors Festival in January 2011. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alan Rader, and any of their five children who drop in. Loose Diamonds is her first book of nonfiction. It is an ode to a simpler time of elegance and style, and an incisive look at today’s times.