Hannah Friedman was born with a razor wit and a capuchin monkey as her older sister. After touring the world in the back of her father's rock and roll tour bus, Friedman spun her unique upbringing into a literary passion. She was the youngest person to be published in Newsweek at seventeen for an article about the college application process, she graduated from Yale University, and she published her debut memoir Everything Sucks to rave reviews from the likes of Seventeen, Huffington Post, and Salon.com.
Hannah is the winner of the Yale Playwright's Festival and the New York Television Festival, and she starred in a Lifetime original reality series about women forging their own career paths post-college. Hannah has a thriving online presence with hundreds of thousands of views, and she is an award-winning case study writer for The Hot Momma's Project (a GWU School of Business project to to increase self-efficacy in women and girls by providing scalable, global, free access to role models).
Hannah has provided expert youth commentary for Cosmopolitan, University Chic, The Week, Jezebel.com, and Teen Voices, and she has been featured on FOX news, CNN, and the BBC. She performed an original comedic song as an invited guest of Judy Blume for the National Coalition Against Censorship. Hannah's book Everything Sucks has been purchased for television by Disney, and she is busy adapting it into a family comedy for ABC network.
"Brutally funny and provocatively honest" - School Library Journal
"A talented storyteller" - Publisher's Weekly
"Creating awareness about the real problems facing high school girls" -Huffington Post
"A self-aware wit that is all too rare" -Salon.com
"Revolutionary" -Three Weeks
"Friedman is bitingly witty" - Blog Talk Radio