As part of The Parents' Association LiveTalk program, College Prep hosted New York Times best selling author and former Dean at Stanford University, Julie Lythcott-Haims.
Ms. Lythcott-Haims discussed her critically acclaimed, award winning book, Real American: A Memoir which details her experiences of growing up Black and biracial in the United States. Following her remarks she was joined by Monique DeVane, Head of School, and an engaged audience for a thoughtful and timely conversation about race.
Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifestoHow to Raise an Adult. Her TED Talk on the subject has more than 5 million views, and in 2020 she became a regular contributor with CBS This Morning on parenting. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. A third book,Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, will be out in April 2021.Julie is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She serves on the board of Common Sense Media, and on the advisory board of LeanIn.Org, and she is a former board member at Foundation for a College Education, Global Citizen Year, The Writers Grotto, and Challenge Success. She volunteers with the hospital program No One Dies Alone.
Ms. Lythcott-Haims lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, their young adults, and her mother.