Penn Class of ’92 Authors – Non Fiction


Here are some of the fantastic work by our classmates.
You can click on the book covers to find out more.


Samantha Baskind 

Samantha Baskind is Professor of Art History at Cleveland State University. She is the author or editor of several books, most recently Jewish Artists and the Bible in Twentieth-Century America (2014). She is also the author of Raphael Soyer and the Search for Modern Jewish Art (2004), Encyclopedia of Jewish American Artists (2007), and Jewish Art: A Modern History (2011, co-authored with Larry Silver).

Follow Samantha on her Amazon Author Page.







Donald Hatter, Jr.

Donald is a bestselling author, a motivational speaker, and a sales and marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience. He has developed partnerships with Wal*Mart, Shell Oil, American Airlines, ExxonMobil, Texas Instruments, Waste Management, Halliburton, Johnson & Johnson, and Visa. He lends his expertise to innovative startups, mid-sized companies and regional organizations who seek him out for consulting, marketing leadership, training events and conferences.

Follow Don on his websiteTwitter, and Amazon Author Page.



Patty Chang Anker

Patty Chang Anker is author of Some Nerve, an recommended memoir about facing fear. Her writing has appeared in Dr. Oz, O, Good Housekeeping,, She’s an anxiety expert at, the blogger behind Facing Forty Upside Down, a speaker and coach.

Follow Patty on her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon Author Page. You can also watch her Ted Talk.

Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave (“Downright inspiring,”, “Must read,” Parents Mag, Books for a Better Life Award Finalist) is the story of a Type A fraidy-cat searching for courage in midlife. Part-memoir, part-journalism, it’s a “lively and instructive romp sure to inspire the most faint of heart to venture forth and discover what it is to be truly alive.” (American Way)


Kate Ledger

Kate is the author of the novel Remedies, published by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam/Penguin. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in fiction from the University of Arizona. As a freelance writer who specializes in health and medicine, she has published articles in Parents, Self, Health, and other national magazines. She lives in St. Paul, MN, with her husband and children.

Follow Kate on her website and Amazon Author Page.



Ali Danois

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ali now lives in Maryland. He is editor-in-chief of The Shadow League and a freelance sports and entertainment writer. His work has been published by The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Associated Press, Bleacher Report, Sporting News, Los Angeles Times, and Ebony magazine.

The Boys of Dunbar is the inspiring true story of a high-school basketball team that overcame desperate circumstances in 1980s Baltimore to produce four NBA players and give hope to a neighborhood and a city, thanks to a remarkable coach who relentlessly pursued perfection.



Bobbi Rebell

Bobbi is an award-winning financial journalist and author of  How to Be a Financial Grownup: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom. She was a global TV anchor and columnist for Reuters, and previously was at CNN, CNBC and Nightly Business Report. She graduated from UPenn and has a Certificate in Financial Planning from NYU.

Follow Bobbi on her website, FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and Amazon Author Page.



Jennifer Kitchin

Jennifer is a Board Certified dermatologist with 20 years of cosmetic and clinical experience. Jennifer received her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 1997, where she received the Department of Dermatology award, given to one graduating medical student each year for excellence in Dermatology.



Noreen Reilly Harrington

Noreen is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized Clinical Psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, particularly bipolar disorder, and has co-authored 5 books and over 60 scientific articles and chapters.



Heidi Howard Tandy

Heidi Tandy is a copyright/trademark attorney with a focus on brand protection and fair use; since 2000, she has developed a practice in “fandom law” in which she assists and supports creative fans in protecting their fanfiction, costumes, YouTube programs, podcasts and social media. She is Of Counsel with Price Benowitz. 

You can follow her blog for news, thoughts and analysis on legal issues involving fanfiction, transformative works and copyright law. Heidi is a contributing author to Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World.  Her chapter is available here on Wattpad.



Rev. Randall Forester

After Penn, Randall attended Yale University, where he received a Master’s of Divinity. He served as a pastor in various contexts. His book, The Evangelical Pastor as Agent of Redemptive and Collaborative Change in a Mainline Church, grew out of local church ministry as he pursued his doctorate at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.



Jodi Gold

Jodi is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice and Clinical Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. A nationally recognized expert, Jodi speaks, writes, and makes media appearances on her developmental approach to parenting in the age of digital technology. She lives with her husband and three children in New York City.



Michael Maslansky

Michael Maslansky is one of corporate America’s leading communications and research strategists. As CEO of maslansky luntz + partners, he advises Fortune 500 corporations, industry associations, major litigation practices and non-profit organizations on what to say, how to say it and, most importantly, why it matters.

Follow Michael on his website or Twitter.



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These aren’t all! Click on the image below and
see the fiction novels by our ’92 classmates too.

(You remember what this building is, don’t you?)


And if you would like a trip down the 1980s memory lane, you can check out this upcoming novel 
by Alexa Chiang (C’ 92, pen name Alexa Kang), soon to be available on Amazon May 23, 2017.

This time-travel story will be dedicated to the University of Pennsylvania Class of 1992 
in celebration of our 25th Reunion.

Click on image to find out more.