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 ...more

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Bald in the Land of Big Hai...

3.89 avg rating — 254 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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The Secret Sisters

2.87 avg rating — 276 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
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Sugarland

3.20 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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The Hurricane Lover

3.66 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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First You Write: The Worst ...

3.93 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2012
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Kill Smartie Breedlove

3.40 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Crazy for Trying

3.58 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Love and other natural disa...

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The Late Great Santa Claus

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2012
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Stormy Sexy Crazy Sweet: Fo...

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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

“I used to be a Christian, but I decided to follow the teachings of Jesus instead.”
Joni Rodgers, Bald in the Land of Big Hair: A True Story

“They say the Lord never gives us more than we can bear. This is only true of money and cleavage.”
Joni Rodgers, Bald in the Land of Big Hair: A True Story

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