Joan E. Kaufman


Joan E. Kaufman, a former Weight Watchers leader, is married to a "rocket scientist." She currently lives in Maryland and is the author of Who Moved My Cookies?(Confessions of a Former Weight Watchers Leader) and Call Me Ella, a memoir based on her very unique adoption. Having been born in New Jersey and denied her original birth certificate, Ms. Kaufman spent twenty-four years searching for her birth family. Although she loved her adoptive parents, she still felt a need to understand her roots, know where she came from, and why, and perhaps get some vital medical history. Advocating for adoptee rights, she is still waiting for New Jersey to pass a law allowing adoptees to get their birth certificates.

As a former Weight Watchers leader, Ms. Kaufman actively promotes a healthy lifestyle, all the while, struggling with her diet on a daily basis. She is very dedicated to her semi-vegetarian/sometimes pescatarian choices which she tweets about and blogs on her website

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Who Moved My Cookies?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,850. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Jessie Newman was a smart, sexy, successful Weight Watchers leader, who had it all, until she caught her cheating husband, in the act. After tossing him to the curb, she had to quit the career she loved and wound up stuck in a dead-end job, watching her butt grow. Now, married to a handsome neurosurgeon, who happens to think she’s cute, cellulite and all, Jessie is ready for a change.
Call Me Ella
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,310. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Adoption
Call Me Ella is a heartwarming and uplifting story about a young girl who considered her adoptive parents her “real parents,” yet needed to know her roots. She had no idea that her twenty-four year search for her birthmother, which did not begin until after both of her parents had passed away, would involve Sopranos-like tales of organized crime, gambling, and infidelity.

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