JoBeth McDaniel is an author and journalist with work published in LIFE, AARP Magazine, House Beautiful, Veranda, Islands, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, BusinessWeek.

She wrote for LIFE under five managing editors, operating LIFE’s LA bureau. She was a Working Woman columnist for four years, Investors Business Daily columnist for three.

Her bestselling biography A Special Kind of Hero (Doubleday, Dell) was named a Library Journal “Best Book” and a Literary Guild selection. JoBeth’s essays appear in several anthologies; two were selected for college textbooks.

Heart Disease: Lifesaving News for Women

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The 30 Minute Novelist

Novels, when abandoned, begin to stink. A journalist with a desk piled high with work may be able to ignore the odor, but it’s always there, the stench of neglect and dread.

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Recent Articles

Los Angeles culinary tours

If you’re hungry in Los Angeles, you have plenty of choices: more than 25,000 dining establishments sit between the beaches and mountains of the sprawling metro area. The region is famous for riding the front wave of food trends…..

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Getting Serious About Play

How important is having fun? Dr. Stuart Brown, the world’s leading researcher on the science of play, believes it’s the key to happiness, health and better relationships. Here’s why.

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A new grip on life

See how pitcher R.A. Dickey reimagined his career — and his life — as he worked to perfect the most difficult pitch in all of baseball: the elusive “knuckleball.”

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