Kelly Corrigan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Middle Place and Lift. She also contributes to O, The Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and Medium, among other publications. Kelly is one of the co-founders of Notes & Words, an annual benefit performance for Children's Hospital Oakland that brings together writers and musicians onstage. Millions of people have seen her YouTube channel, which includes video essays like Transcending and conversations with authors like Michael Lewis and Anna Quindlen. She and her husband, Edward Lichty, live in the Bay Area with their two girls and a misbehaving chocolate Lab named Hershey.