Undaunted (Speier) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—May 14, 1950
Where—San Francisco, California, USA
Education—B.A., University of California-Davis; J.D., University of California-Hastings
Currently—lives in Washington, DC., and the San Francisco Bay Area


Jackie Speier (as in "spear") is a California congresswoman and author. She is a recognized champion of women’s rights, privacy, and consumer safety—as well as an avowed opponent of government inefficiency and waste.

She is co-author, along with Deborah Collins Stephens and others of the advice book, This Is Not the Life I Ordered: 60 Ways to Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down (2007), and a memoir Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back (2018).

In 2012, she was named to Newsweek’s list of 150 “Fearless Women” in the world and is included in the 2018 “Politico 50” list of top influencers transforming American politics.

Jackie received a BA in political science from the University of California at Davis, and a JD from UC Hastings College of the Law.

Along with her husband, Barry Dennis; her children, Jackson and Stephanie; and Buddy, their yellow Lab, she is a proud fan of the San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors. (Adapted from the publisher.)

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