Meet the Author: Karen Karbo

Author Bio and Details

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Karen Karbo is the author of 14 award-winning novels, memoirs, and works of nonfiction. Her adult novels have all been named New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her genre-bending Kick Ass Women series, including the international best seller The Gospel According to Coco Chanel, mingles biography, memoir, philosophy, humor, and self-help to examine how we should live. Her most recent book, In Praise of Difficult Women, was an national bestseller. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire, Outside, O, the New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon.com, and other magazines. Visit her online at karenkarbo.com.

Books by Karen Karbo

Yeah, No. Not Happening.

How I Found Happiness Swearing Off Self-Improvement and Saying F*ck It All—and How You Can Too

Book cover image: Yeah, No. Not Happening.: How I Found Happiness Swearing Off Self-Improvement and Saying F*ck It All—and How You Can Too

A humorous, pointed feminist manifesto about swearing off self-improvement and learning how to own and appreciate our flaws from the prolific and talented bestselling author of The Gospel According to Coco Chanel and In Praise of Difficult Women.  More »

Hound of the Sea

Wild Man. Wild Waves. Wild Wisdom.

Book cover image: Hound of the Sea: Wild Man. Wild Waves. Wild Wisdom.

World famous surfer and holder of the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever triumphed (100 feet), Garrett McNamara, shares his experiences conquering the formidable, from the biggest waves on earth to his tumultuous upbringing.  More »

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