Literary Salon: Jan Yanehiro

Monday, April 2, 2007 7pm
Book Passage – CORTE MADERA || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. || Corte Madera
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Broadcast journalist and Emmy-winner, Jan Yanehiro has skydived with the Army’s Golden Knights and ventured up a frozen waterfall!all in the name of getting a good story! Jan pioneered the magazine format on television as co-host of Evening Magazine, a nightly program in San Francisco from 1976-90.

Now the president of her own Media and Marketing firm, Jan still hosts shows and emcees events for community causes on a regular basis. Her new book, This Is Not the Life I Ordered, 50 Ways to Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down , which she co-authored with State Senator Jackie Speier, Deborah Collins Stephens, and Michealeane Cristini Risley, contains the stories, lessons and wisdom these four women shared during their monthly meetings as they faced extraordinary life challenges.

A paragon of courage, Jan lost her first husband to brain cancer. She is now remarried with a beautifully blended family which includes five very accomplished children. Awarded many professional honors including the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award from the United Nations of San Francisco, Jan is also an inductee of the Academy of Television and Radio Hall of Fame. She sits on many boards including The Bank of Marin, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation and USF’s Center For The Pacific Rim.

To learn more about Jan and Is Not the Life I Ordered, check out their blog:

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June, 2007 Salon: Michele Rivers – artist, visionary and author of “Time for Tea”