Kimberly Kirberger

Kimberly Kirberger is one of the most renowned and effective champions for teens today. Deeply committed to improving the often-torturous transition from adolescence to adulthood, Kimberly’s books, public speaking, advice columns and teen-help organizations make it safer for teens to love and accept who they are. In the compassionate and loving voice that teens all over the world turn to and trust, Kimberly reassures the frightened, guides the confused and incites hope where often too little exists.

Kimberly’s astonishing ability to capture the teen voice propelled her onto the #1 New York Times bestseller slot on more than one occasion, first as coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, which catapulted her to international recognition. Kimberly’s success inspired an outpouring of thousands of candid letters and intimate submissions from teens around the globe, which set the stage for Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II and III, both debuting at the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Her other releases in the Chicken Soup family include Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Journal, Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the College Soul, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship. Kimberly went on to create the Teen Love series, the first of which, a New York Times bestseller, has sold more than 700,000 books since its publication in 1999. No Body’s Perfect: Stories by Teens About Body Image, Self-Acceptance and the Search for Identity and the accompanying Kimberly’s latest projects, No Body’s Perfect Journal, were released by Scholastic in January 2003.

Kimberly’s lecture schedule includes nonprofit organizations, corporate groups and high schools. Kimberly’s television appearances include Geraldo, MSNBC, Fox Family’s Parenting 101, CNN, CBS’s Woman to Woman and The Terry Bradshaw Show. She has written a cover story on “Teenagers Today” for Life magazine, as well as consulted and written for Teen, Seventeen, Cosmo Girl, Teen People, Twist, J-14 and Jump.

Kimberly’s words are compassionate, honest and practical. She’s a benevolent force, inspiring our kids to love and accept themselves and lead lives of excellence. Kimberly lives in Southern California with her teenage son, Jesse.