Jane Constantineau

Jane Constantineau was born in Tehran on the eve of the 1978 revolution and lived in Guatemala City in the late 80s and early 90s, when her father worked as the senior environmental advisor for USAID. After he died in 2012, she completed his memoir, Kill the Gringo: The Life of Jack Hood Vaughn—American Diplomat, Director of the Peace Corps, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia and Panama, and Conservationist, which was published by Rare Bird Books in 2017.
 
Ms. Constantineau graduated from Williams College and received a masters degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Over 10 years she worked as a writer for a public relations agency, an international advocacy organization, and a nonprofit consulting firm. In 2017 she launched a memoir writing business from her home base in San Diego.

Book Reviews by Jane Constantineau

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The summer before he started college, former senator and Secretary of State John Kerry sailed on a yacht with then-President Kennedy and his family.

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“Told simply and well, Iftin’s story explains the incredible bravery and hope necessary to live in the crosshairs of war and to find a way out.”

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Greg LeMond was a kid from outside Reno, NV, who joined an elite cycling team in France and went on to unseat Europe’s reigning champions in the sport.

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Reliving the 2016 presidential election sounds about as appealing as dental surgery, yet this is what Amy Chozick, the New York Times reporter who covered Hillary Clinton’s campaign, asks

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Rudy’s Rules for Travel, a slim memoir written by Rudy’s wife, Mary Jensen, offers vignettes from the couple’s trips to far flung destinations from Mexico to Bali.

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“[Laura James’] story reminds us to have compassion for those who defy our definition of normal, whether or not they have a label.”

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“In Full Flight succeeds as a fascinating character study, a deep ethical quandary, and an engrossing story.”

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William C. Rempel faced significant challenges in writing a biography of Kirk Kerkorian, the obsessively private tycoon.

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Born and raised in India, Shoba Narayan left for college in the U.S. and stayed for the next 20 years.