Miriam Goodman is a journalist, author, award-winning radio and television producer, and public relations consultant. She has interviewed more than a thousand people, from celebrities to diplomats, from Margaret Mead to Marilyn Chambers. She created, produced and hosted the first nationally syndicated feminist radio program, which ran for seven years from New York to San Francisco on the RKO radio network and dozens of other stations and earned several radio awards. She has been a frequent contributor to National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Miriam was a television producer for Newsweek Broadcasting, a documentary producer for the San Francisco NBC TV-affiliate and received two EMMY nominations her television documentaries. She is a columnist for examiner.com and contributor to other online publications as well. Her written work has appeared in such magazines as Family Circle, New West and MS, and in newspapers around the country. She has covered topics as varied as the Neptune Society to the UN Commission on Women.
Ms. Goodman’s Book, Reinventing Retirement: 389 bright ideas about Family, Friends, Health, What to Do and Where to Live has been chosen by the Book of the Month Club, The Quality Paperback Book Club and several other book clubs as a favored selection. It has been a best seller on Amazon in its category. This book is a comprehensive baby boomers guide to all aspects of retirement, from continuing to work to dealing with issues of moving, finding new interests, or feeling good about staying put.
As a publicist, Miriam has represented clients ranging from Dot.com entrepreneurs to the San Francisco Public Defender, GQ magazine, authors, nightclubs, chefs, theater companies, cabaret singers and programs for at-risk homeless teenagers. Her clients have appeared on national television and radio programs and she has orchestrated successful book tours in the US and Canada, with coverage in the New York Times, People, USA Today, TIME, and other national publications.
She is also a contributor to ELDR.com, examiner.com and TurningPointTV, an on-demand video network featuring entertainment and information for the Boomer generation.
Miriam has served on boards of nonprofit organizations in the fields of women’s rights, children’s rights and politics including Vice Chair of Equal Rights Advocates, president of the Bay Area chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus, board member of StreetSmart4kids and other groups helping teens and young adults, and is well known in the San Francisco Area through her work in social action causes.