Janice Kaplan, New York Times Bestselling Author, to speak at Simon Family JCC Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 pm, Sandler Family Campus

by | Mar 4, 2019 | What’s Happening

The former editor-in-chief of Parade magazine, Janice Kaplan is the author of 14 popular books, including The New York Times bestseller The Gratitude Diaries, which received international praise. Kaplan will speak to the Tidewater community about her latest book, How Luck Happens: Using the Science of Luck to Transform Work, Love, and Life, written with former Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Barnaby Marsh.

In the book, Kaplan and Marsh show how recognizing opportunities and changing your attitude can start to create a luckier life. Discovering that people have more control over their futures than they sometimes realize, the two discuss how luck occurs at the intersection of chance, talent, and hard work with breakthrough insights on how a person can create more luck in love and marriage, career, health, and family relationships. Using original research and fascinating studies, they offer insights on how everyone—from CEOs to stay-at-home moms—can tip the scales of fortune in their favor.

Kaplan was deputy editor of TV Guide magazine and executive producer of the TV Guide Television Group, where she created and produced more than 30 television shows that aired primetime on ABC, FOX, VH1, and other networks. In addition to her popular nonfiction works, she has written hundreds of articles for national magazines and has enjoyed wide success as a magazine editor, television producer, writer, and journalist. Kaplan’s visit is in coordination with the Jewish Book Council, the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, and Jewish Family Service of Tidewater’s Spring into Healthy Living Program.

This event is free and open to the community, with RSVP required.

By Callah Terkeltaub

For more information or to RSVP, visit JewishVA.org/bookfestival or contact Callah Terkeltaub at CTerkeltaub@ujft.org.