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Jan Goldstein


Jan Goldstein

A native New Englander, Jan Goldstein graduated with honors from the University of Vermont, garnering at that time a national award for his original musical Covenant from Broadcast Music, Inc. Jan went on to study in Jerusalem where he experienced first-hand the Yom Kippur war and its aftermath. Returning to the States, he went on to receive his Master's Degree and graduate awards for writing and public speaking.

Jan has penned a film on Einstein for Jon Voight and HBO and is the author of two works of nonfiction: Life Can Be This Good and Sacred Wounds. An award-winning poet, playwright, and screenwriter, Jan has been honored nationally by Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Secretary of Education for his accomplishments.

As a human rights activist, Jan has spoken from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and at the Vietnam War Memorial. In addition, Jan has been named to the honorary board of A Place Called Home, a youth facility in South Central Los Angeles, along with Will and Jada Pinkett Smith and founder Debrah Constance.

For years, Jan was a single dad raising three young children, a challenging and exciting time during which he acquired invaluable experience, amongst which was the art of buying a training bra and learning to cook a Thanksgiving meal from scratch.

He continues to play rock music as he once did with his teen band, loves biking in Nantucket with his three-year-old daughter aboard, has a passion for chasing sunsets with his wife, and still believes the best maple syrup comes from Vermont.

Jan lives with his wife, Bonnie, a clinical psychologist, and their family in Los Angeles.

Jan Goldstein

Books by Jan Goldstein

by Jan Goldstein

What's the greatest gift that one person can give another?

Jan Goldstein's stunning debut novel, All That Matters, is a deeply moving, endearing tale of a young woman who, with the help of her feisty grandmother, makes a journey from the very brink of death and despair into a full embrace of life.