Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims is deeply interested in what prevents humans from thriving. She is the New York Times best-selling author of “How to Raise an Adult,” an anti-helicopter parenting manifesto which gave rise to one of the “Top TED Talks of 2016” with 2.5 million views and counting. Her second book is the prose poetry memoir “Real American,” which illustrates her experience with American racism and her journey toward self-acceptance. She is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a B.A. from Stanford, a J.D. from Harvard, and an M.F.A. from California College of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of close to 30 years, their teenagers, and her mother.

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