Joni Rodgers





Joni Rodgers

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in Tomah, Wisconsin, The United States
January 29, 1962

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NYT bestselling author Joni Rodgers was born into a family of gospel/bluegrass musicians and grew up on stage, opening for huge-haired country music legends of the 60s and 70s. She continued performing until 1994, when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and used the chemo downtime to complete her first two novels, both of which were published to critical acclaim. Joni's memoir, Bald in the Land of Big Hair (Harper Collins 2001), garnered glowing reviews around the world, was excerpted in Good Housekeeping, condensed by Reader’s Digest, and is still in print after ten years. It also launched Joni's public speaking career and brought her to the attention of celebrities and others who began asking her to help them tell their stories...more


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Bald in the Land of Big Hai...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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The Secret Sisters
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Sugarland
3.15 of 5 stars 3.15 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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The Hurricane Lover
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2011
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Crazy for Trying
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Kill Smartie Breedlove
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First You Write: The Worst ...
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Love and other natural disa...
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2013
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The Late Great Santa Claus
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“There's a traditional Kenyan prayer: "From the cowardice that dares not deal with new truth, from the laziness that is content with half-truth, from the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth, Good Lord, deliver me.”
Joni Rodgers, Bald in the Land of Big Hair: A True Story

“What sells a book sells a book, same in traditional or self-publishing. You gotta shake your tail feathers.”
Joni Rodgers

“I was overwhelmed with the privilege it is to parent another human being, the luxury of love, the decadence of caring.”
Joni Rodgers, Bald in the Land of Big Hair

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