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Sara Davidson
American writer, television producer, journalist

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson
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Intro American writer, television producer, journalist
Is Writer Journalist Novelist Biographer Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism Literature Science
Gender female
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Sara Davidson (born 1943) is a journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She is the author of the best-selling Loose Change.


In 1968, she was briefly married to NYC popular-music radio deejay Jonathan Schwartz. A second marriage—to a Los Angeles businessman—produced a son and a daughter, but also ended in divorce. Her 1990s affair with "real-life cowboy" Richard Goff was the basis for her largely autobiographical novel Cowboy in 1999.


Davidson graduated from University of California, Berkeley; also attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


Davidson's first job was as a reporter with the Boston Globe. She has also written for magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire. Harper's Magazine, Life, McCall's, Ms., The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, O, The Oprah Magazine, Ramparts and Rolling Stone.


  • 1977 Loose change: three women of the sixties, which was adapted into a television mini-series
  • 1980 Real property
  • 1984 Friends of the opposite sex, ISBN 0-385-13381-2
  • 1986 Rock Hudson: his story, written with Rock Hudson, ISBN 0-688-06472-8
  • 1999 Cowboy, ISBN 0-06-019326-3
  • 2007 Leap!: What Will We Do with the Rest of Our Lives?, ISBN 978-0-345-47808-5
  • 2012 Joan: Forty Years of Life, Loss, and Friendship with Joan Didion, ISBN 978-1-61452-016-0


In addition to having her novel Loose Change adapted for a mini-series, Davidson wrote and produced a number of television series. She created the series Jack and Mike, and HeartBeat. She was the co-executive producer for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

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