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Jean M. Auel

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The Resume

    (February 18, 1936- )
    Birth name is Jean Marie Untinen
    Wrote ‘Earth's Children' series, consisting of ‘The Clan of the Cave Bear (1980),' ‘The Valley of Horses (1982),' ‘The Mammoth Hunters (1985),' ‘The Plains of Passage (1990)' and ‘The Shelters of Stone (2002)'

Why she might be annoying:

    She married at 18 and had 5 children by age 25.
    She wrote a multi-volume Cro-Magnon soap opera.
    She promotes the dubious theory that Ice Age societies were goddess-worshipping matriarchies.
    Many events in her novels such as the domestication of horses are anachronistic.
    Critics panned her excruciatingly detailed sex scenes.
    She sued the producers of the film adaptation of ‘The Clan of the Cave Bear.'
    Fans of her series have had to wait up to 12 years between books.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She did not start writing until her forties.
    She researched most of her first novel at the public library.
    Her recurring heroine, Ayla, is a strong, resourceful woman.
    She set out to humanize the little known Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon peoples.
    Her sexually explicit language has led many libraries to ban her books.
    She learned how to knap flint, tan pelts and build ice shelters to make her books more authentic.
    She has an enthusiastic cult following.

Credit: Georgina

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Year In Review:

    In 2023, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 12 Votes: 91.67% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 31 Votes: 22.58% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 29 Votes: 58.62% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 48.48% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 69 Votes: 68.12% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 46 Votes: 45.65% Annoying