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BLP sources Vicki Robin (6 July 1945) is an American self-help writer and co-author of the book Your Money of Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence who lives on Whidbey Island in the state of Washington.
Born in Oklahoma, Robin grew up in Manhasset, Long Island, New York where she attended Manhasset High School. She graduated cum laude from Pembroke College (Brown University) in Providence, Rhode Island in 1967.[no citations needed here]
Along with self-help and motivational speakers Joe Dominguez and Monique Tilford, Robin co-authored the book, Your Money of Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence in 1992. The book was published by Penguin Books and appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list in 1992 and the Business Week Best Seller list from 1992 to 1997. In 2008, it was reprinted and updated in paperback as Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century. In addition to Your Money or Your Life..., Robin is the author of Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth. The basis for the book comes from what is known as simple living movement and her own experience of only eating food that originated within a 10-mile radius of her home on Whidbey Island, Washington.[no citations needed here]
As a motivational speaker, Robin has appeared twice as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and has been interviewed National Public Radio.[no citations needed here]
Conversation Café is a social experiment project founded by Robin and public speaking coach Susan Partnow in order to foster coffee house-style meetings. The project began in Seattle as a result of 9/11 and are designed with minimal structure to facilitate open communication. About the purpose of the project, Robin states, "Free speech is our birthright. Repressive societies can change the consequences of speaking, but they do not govern our souls. I envision a culture of conversation — a culture where people talk freely — without fear or taboos — with friends and strangers alike."[no citations needed here]
- Vicki Robin website
- Video footage of Vicki Robin with the Dalai Lama from the documentary "Dalai Lama Renaissance"