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Jessica Queller

Jessica Queller

Jessica Queller

Queller, writer-producer on the hit series, Gossip Girl, recently authored “Pretty Is What Changes,” a book chronicling her decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy after testing positive for a gene mutation known as the breast cancer gene, or BRCA.

Women with the mutation have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, as well as a strong chance of getting ovarian cancer, the disease that killed her mother.

In the book, Queller, a 34-year-old who has written for television shows, including Gilmore Girls, Felicity and One Tree Hill, shares her desire to have a family of her own and her beliefs about body image and sexuality, while also exploring the physical, emotional and philosophical consequences of her decision.

Queller lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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