This is a beautiful conversation with the inspiring Janine Urbaniak Reid about her timely new book, The Opposite of Certainty. We cover a lot of ground here and she really opened her heart up with such depth. Janine talks about the book, her son Mason’s struggle with a brain tumor, the corona virus and even her best friend, Anne Lamott (wrote a lovely foreword for the book.)
Janine Urbaniak Reid was born in Chicago and grew up in California. She graduated from the University of California at San Diego. She was vice president of a San Francisco public relations firm before she began raising a family, and then writing full time.
She has been published in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and widely syndicated. Hoping to bring humanity into the healthcare discussion by sharing her experience as a mother of son with a brain tumor, she penned a piece for the Post which went viral. She has been interviewed on national news networks, and continues her work as a spokeswoman for healthcare justice.
Janine writes about her imperfect life, what connects us, and addresses the question of what it means to love fiercely in a sometimes dangerous and always uncertain world.
She lives in Northern California with her family and a motley assortment of pets. She attends St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Marin City: all are welcome.
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