Jean Stein (February 9, 1934 – April 30, 2017) was an American author and editor of Jewish descent. She was born in Los Angeles, California. She was known for her works West of Eden and Edie: American Girl. She also wrote biographies of United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. In the late 1950s, she was an editor at The Paris Review. From 1990 to 2004, she was editor of the literary/visual arts magazine Grand Street.
Jean Babette Stein
February 9, 1934
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||April 30, 2017 (aged 83)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Suicide by Jumping|
- Edie: American Girl review
- Jean Stein, Upper East Side woman who leapt to death, was best-selling author, innovator in art of oral history, New York Daily News, May 1, 2017.