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Anneli Rufus

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Anneli Rufus is an American journalist and author.[1]

Born in Los Angeles, California, and brought up in a Jewish household,[2] she first went to college in Santa Barbara, then to the University of California, Berkeley. Rufus earned an English degree and became a journalist. She has written for many publications, including, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Boston Globe.

Rufus is the author of many books, including The Scavengers' Manifesto (2009), The Farewell Chronicles: How We Really Respond to Death (2005) and Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto (2002).


  • Europe Off the Wall: A Guide to Unusual Sites (1988) ISBN 0-471-63737-8 (with Kristan Lawson)
  • America Off the Wall: The West Coast: A Guide to Unusual Sites (1989) ISBN 0-471-62269-9 (with Kristan Lawson)
  • Goddess Sites: Europe: Discover Places Where the Goddess Has Been Celebrated and Worshipped Throughout Time (1991) ISBN 0-06-250747-8 (with Kristan Lawson)
  • The World Holiday Book: Celebrations for Every Day of the Year (1994) ISBN 0-06-250912-8
  • Weird Europe: A Guide to Macabre, Bizarre and Just Plain Weird Sights (1999) ISBN 0-312-19873-6 (with Kristan Lawson)
  • Magnificent Corpses: Searching Through Europe for St. Peter's Head, St. Claire's Heart, St. Stephen's Hand, and Other Saintly Relics (1999) ISBN 1-56924-687-4
  • California Babylon: A Guide to Scandal, Mayhem and Celluloid in the Golden State (2000) ISBN 0-312-26385-6 (with Kristan Lawson)
  • Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto (2002) ISBN 1-56924-513-4
  • The Farewell Chronicles: How We Really Respond to Death (2005) ISBN 1-56924-381-6
  • Stuck: Why We Can't (or Won't) Move On (2008) ISBN 1-58542-667-9
  • The Scavengers' Manifesto (2009) ISBN 1-58542-717-9 (with Kristan Lawson)
  • Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself (2014) ISBN 0-39916-421-9
  • The Haunted Guitar (2015) [3]

As contributor

  • The Party Girl Cookbook (2002) ISBN 0-7858-1564-3 (contributor)
  • Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick: 28 Women Writers on Life, Sex, and Survival (2004) ISBN 1-930722-38-9 (contributor)
  • Not Like I'm Jealous or Anything: The Jealousy Book (2006) ISBN 0-385-73317-8 (contributor)
  • The Secret Lives of Lawfully Wedded Wives: 27 Women Writers on Love, Infidelity, Sex Roles, Race, Kids, and More (2006) ISBN 1-930722-63-X (contributor)
  • Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant (2007) ISBN 1-59448-947-5 (contributor)


  1. ^ Anneli Rufus biography at Crime Magazine
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Rufus, Anneli (February 1, 2016). "I Completely Lost My Will to Write After a Long Career—Until I Discovered Graphic Novels". AlterNet. Retrieved March 6, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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