Melissa Bank: Her First Book, “The Girls’ Guide to Hunting a Fishing,” Was a Phenomenon

From a New York Times obit by Clay Risen headlined “Melissa Bank, Author Whose ‘Girls’ Guide’ Was a Phenomenon, Dies at 61”:

Melissa Bank, a witty, acerbic writer whose first book, “The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing,” became a global publishing phenomenon in 1999, died at her home in East Hampton, N.Y.

Ms. Bank’s success was not exactly an overnight one. She spent 12 years writing the book, a collection of stories, in part because a bicycle accident had left her temporarily unable to write. A day job as a copywriter for a big advertising firm kept her busy as well.