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From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers

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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. A member of the sandwich generation, Lunden is a mother of seven including two sets of twins 7 and 9 and is also a caregiver to her 93-year-old mother. She hosts RLTV’s Taking Care with Joan Lunden, a series dedicated to caregivers, for which she won a 2010 Gracie award and she is the spokesperson for the nation’s largest senior referral agency, A Place for Mom.

An award-winning television journalist, Lunden was host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, making her the longest running host ever on early morning television.

Her other books include: Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking; Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living; Growing Up Healthy; A Bend In The Road Is Not The End Of The Road; Wake-Up Calls; and Good Morning, I’m Joan Lunden. Joan also wrote the foreword for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom.

More recently Joan has become an entrepreneur. She helps women have beautiful healthy skin with her Murad skin care line Resurgence. She and her husband invented a child safety device, Kinderkord, which they launched in 2008. Joan’s line of home décor, Joan Lunden Home, is sold on QVC, as is her new line of TWIZT cookware and SMART&SIMPLE kitchen appliances.

Five years ago Lunden created Camp Reveille, a unique retreat in southern Maine where women can re-energize, jumpstart their fitness, and renew their spirits to achieve a healthier balance in their lives. (

For more information you can visit Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living website,, for health, wellness, and lifestyle tips, family information and parenting advice.


Amy Newmark is Chicken Soup for the Soul’s publisher and editor-in-chief, after a 30-year career as a writer, speaker, financial analyst, and business executive in the worlds of finance and telecommunications. Amy is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, where she majored in Portuguese, minored in French, and traveled extensively. She and her husband have four grown children.

After a long career writing books on telecommunications, voluminous financial reports, business plans, and corporate press releases, Chicken Soup for the Soul is a breath of fresh air for Amy. She has fallen in love with Chicken Soup for the Soul and its life-changing books, and really enjoys putting these books together for Chicken Soup’s wonderful readers. She has co-authored more than four dozen Chicken Soup for the Soul books and has edited another three dozen.

You can reach Amy with any questions or comments through [email protected] and you can follow her on Twitter @amynewmark.

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