Gioia Diliberto is a journalist, biographer, and novelist. She is the author of the biographies Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway’s First Wife, A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams; and Debutante: The Story of Brenda Frazier, and the novels I Am Madame X and The Collection. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Smithsonian, and Vanity Fair. She is a visiting lecturer in writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design and DePaul University. Her newest biography, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG: A LIFE UNWRAPPED, is a modern fable of self-invention, fame, wealth, failure, and success that mirrors late 20th century America itself. Gioia Diliberto lives in Chicago.