"In Gorge, Kara Richardson Whitely takes us where few have dared to go before: thrillingly up to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro and profoundly down to the darkest depths of food addiction. Fearlessly honest and powerfully intelligent, I was moved and inspired by every page of this beautiful book." -- Cheryl Strayed
Kara Richardson Whitely takes action steps for health and a better world.
Her empowering story of going up mountains and down the scale has been featured
in numerous blogs, radio programs, newspapers such as the Tampa Tribune, as well as Self and Redbook magazines and Oprah's Lifeclass.
Kara has been a journalist for the past decade. She has written for numerous newspapers including the Courier News,Ventura County Star, the Ann Arbor News, the Star-Ledger as well as Self, Every Day With Rachael Ray, and Runner's World magazines.
Kara, who comes with the perspective of the two-thirds of Americans who are overweight or obese, is a national American Heart Association lifestyle change ambassador, sharing her story to inspire others to make positive lifestyle changes. She is a motivational speaker and has addressed audiences at events including the World Obesity Congress and Women's Health & Fitness Expo.
You can learn more about her and book her for a speaking engagement at www.kararichardsonwhitely.com.
She lives in Summit, New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.