Smith, Janna Malamud

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Smith, Janna Malamud Gender: F
Janna Ellen Malamud
born on 19 January 1952 at 11:42 (= 11:42 AM )
Place Corvallis, Oregon, 44n34, 123w16
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°41' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°26 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 06°39'


American non-fiction writer and psychotherapist who has lectured widely, and published nationally and internationally in many newspapers, magazines and journals. She is the author of four books. The first two, Private Matters: In Defense of the Personal Life (1997) and A Potent Spell: Mother Love and the Power of Fear (2003) were both chosen as “Notable Books” by The New York Times Sunday Book Review. Her third, My Father is a Book: A Memoir of Bernard Malamud (2006) received a “starred” review from Publisher’s Weekly, was selected as a Washington Post “Best Book of the Year”, and a New York Times “Editors’ Choice”. Smith has had essays republished in Best American Essays in 2004 and 2009. She is a lecturer in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and was on the editorial board of The Harvard Mental Health Letter until it ceased publication in 2012.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth report, "Births (Good Samaritan)," Corvallis Gazette-Times (Corvallis, Oregon), 21 January 1952, p. 5.


  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist (Psychotherapist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
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