Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones lives in Colorado with her husband and two cats. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, High Country News, and National Public Radio. BROKEN is her first book.

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Author Revealed

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Oppressed people, and princesses

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To take things less personally.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. my hot temper

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A state of complete openness most easily attained in the wilderness, or a sweat lodge, or after dancing or body surfing for a long time.

Author Voices

May 19, 2009

I’m told I shouldn’t only mutter what’s new to myself as I shuffle around the house. I’m told I should put what’s new on THIS BLOG. So, lots of new and nice things are happening around the book, whose formal birthday is just two days away. Check ‘em out! Interview with the Author: “Broken” by Lisa Jones, by Sharon Glassman, Huffington Post (this includes an audio interview) “Healing the broken spurs new live, love” from The Denver Post “Got Warriors?”... see more

December 04, 2008

Last winter I drove six and a half hours to central Wyoming, to my friend Stanford Addison’s place on the Wind River Indian Reservation. I did the usual – hung around the kitchen table, chatting and drinking Folgers, then entered the sweat lodge for an evening-long ceremony. There were several breaks, which just about everyone spent lying on the floor of the lodge, gossiping and making jokes. During one of these, one of the men I knew best, a guy who happened to be white, said he was under investigation for stealing a woman's $800 in winnings at the tribal casino. "I probably should never have told the casino guys that I was living in their... see more

November 26, 2008

Number of US women named Lisa Jones: 4,262. Number named Ann Smith: 2,991 (source:

My name is Lisa Jones. Not Lisa Jones the adjunct professor of nutrition at LaSalle University. Not the college basketball player. I run neither a home for the needy in Florida nor a pilates studio in New York City. I’m not a realtor, anchor woman or a porn star.

Even among authors, a certain amount of individuation from other Lisa Joneses is in order: I did not write Bulletproof Diva (whose author, Lisa Jones, was hailed by the Boston Globe back in 1997 for writing “so vibrant and dynamic, her words create a kind of fierce... see more

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