Jen Sincero
Jen Sincero
Sincero in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2021
Born (1965-08-07) August 7, 1965 (age 56)
Known forThe You Are a Badass book series
Websitejensincero.com


Jen Sincero (born August 7, 1965) is an American writer, speaker and success coach.[1]

Early life and education

Jen Sincero was born and raised in Westchester, New York. The daughter of Italian-born Domenico Sincero, a doctor, and Susan Sincero, she attended Briarcliff High School and later Colorado College, where she graduated in 1987[2] with a BA in English. Sincero worked in the marketing department at CBS/Epic Records in the 1990s during which time she co-founded her first band, Crotch,[3] Sincero moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1996, where she started the Jenny Clinkscales Band and later 60 Foot Queenie, a solo project.[3]

Career

In 2000, Sincero moved to Los Angeles, California,[3] and worked as a freelance writer, writing marketing materials for the recording industry, magazine articles, blogs and performing spoken word. Her first book, a novel, Don't Sleep With Your Drummer (MTV Books, 2003), a semi-autobiographical novel about a rock band, was optioned for TV development by both HBO and Oxygen. Her second book, The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping With Chicks (Simon & Schuster, 2005), was a national bestseller.

In 2008, Sincero began facilitating business development workshops for the women's entrepreneurial organization, Ladies Who Launch, and later started her own practice as a success coach.[3]

Her third book, You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (Running Press, 2013), has sold over 5 million copes, is a #1 on the New York Times bestseller, is available in over 35 languages and has spawned calendars, motivational buttons, day planners and the follow-up books You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth (Viking, 2017), which was also a New York Times bestseller, You Are a Badass Everyday: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable (Viking, 2018), and Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries and Daily Upgrades you Need to Make Them Stick (Viking 2020).[1]

Honors and awards

In 2014, Sincero's narration of You Are a Badass won her an Audie Award, an annual award given by the American Audio Publishers Association for audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.[4]

In 2015, You Are a Badass became a New York Times bestseller, hit #1[5] and remained in the top ten on the NY Times bestseller list for over four and a half years.[6]

Published works

  • 2003 – Don't Sleep With Your Drummer (MTV Books)– ISBN 0743453913
  • 2005 – The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping With Chicks (Simon & Schuster) –ISBN 0743258533
  • 2013 – You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (Running Press) –ISBN 9780762447695
  • 2017 – You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth (Viking) –ISBN 0735223130
  • 2018 – You Are a Badass Everyday: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable (Viking) –ISBN 0525561641
  • 2020 – Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick (Penguin Life) –ISBN 1984877437

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