Ellen Fein is an author best known for co-writing The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right, a best-selling 1995 book. The book was co-authored by Sherrie Schneider. Fein went from near anonymity to instant celebrity after the book sold 2 million copies.

When Fein filed for divorce in 2000, her credibility as an expert on relationships was questioned.[1][2] Fein remarried on July 27, 2008.[3]

On January 8, 2013 Ellen Fein released Not Your Mother's Rules, the fifth book she has had published.[4]


  1. ^ Mueller, P. S. (May 14, 2001). "Philip Van Munching The Devil's Adman - Ellen Fein divorcing husband". Brandweek. Retrieved April 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ Teitell, Beth (2001-04-05). "Dating advice industry suffers setback as author of 'The Rules' breaks one". Boston Herald. Retrieved 2007-01-31. 
  3. ^ Smith Brady, Lois (August 9, 2008). "Ellen Fein and Lance Houpt". The New York Times. Retrieved August 9, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Not Your Mother's Rules". 

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