What determines who a woman will become? Jane Hall, an orphan at 15, was a “literary prodigy” according to the press. How did this spirited girl from an Arizona mining town become a Depression-era debutante, a successful author of magazine fiction, and a screenwriter at Hollywood's most glamorous studio? Along the way, Jane faced many challenges. Such Mad Fun is a coming-of-age story capped by an unexpected romance and set in a decade that has surprising parallels with American life today.