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2014 Book Festival Author
Lauren Kessler

Lauren Kessler is an award-winning author, (semi) fearless immersion reporter, and self-designated guinea pig journalist who combines lively narrative with deep research to explore everything from the wild, wild west of the anti-aging movement to the stormy seas of the mother-daughter relationship. She is the author of seven works of narrative nonfiction, including her latest: Counterclockwise: My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging.

Kessler's other books include My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence; Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's; Clever Girl: Elizabeth Bentley, the Spy who Ushered in the McCarthy Era; and The Happy Bottom Riding Club: the Life and Times of Pancho Barnes.

Her journalism has appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, O Magazine,, and Ladies Home Journal.

She is the director of the graduate program in multimedia narrative journalism at the University of Oregon.

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