Joan Jakobson

Joan Jakobson has written the "Hers" column for the New York Times Sunday magazine, the "My Turn" column in Newsweek, the "Social Graces" column for Town & Country, and the "On My Mind" column for Cosmopolitan. Her articles have also appeared in Family Circle, New York, Bergdorf Goodman Magazine, Civilization, Quest, and New York Social Diary. She has a daughter and son, and six stepchildren. She lives with her husband in New York City.

Books

And One More Thing...: A Mother's Advice on Life, Love, and Lipstick

Swell meets Love, Loss and What I Wore in this book of savvy advice for mothers to give their adult daughters when striking out on their own. When Joan Caraganis Jakobson's daughter became engaged, she realized there was so much she wanted to tell her before she left. But time was running out. Joan started writing out the hard-earned lessons she had learned over the years. Filled with wonderfully sassy advice, And One More Thing... gives daughters information they'll really use--like what to do when seated next to a boring person at a dinner party, how to properly arrange flowers, and how to tell a real designer bag from a fake one. As Joan's daughter says, Joan may look like a minivan-driving soccer mom with a twin set and pearls, but this is a woman full of surprises. And so is the book. Joan tells women: 'for God's sake talk about politics and sex at dinner parties (what else is more entertaining?).' At the end of the book there are pages for mothers to personalize with their own advice to their daughters.

(Grand Central Publishing, April 2005)