Mar 17, 2022
We have a very special guest for you today…author,
editor, and Enneagram One, Jana Riess joins me for an in-depth
discussion about The Improvers. As the very talented editor
of both The Road Back to You and The Story of
You, Jana is well-versed in the Enneagram and brings a wealth
of knowledge and valuable insights to our conversation about
lasting personal transformation.
A few topics we explore today are:
the Improvers fixation on anger
what messages Ones internalize, and
how Ones can tap into the high side of Seven to find their joy
ABOUT JANA RIESS
Since 2008, Jana Riess has been an editor in the publishing industry, primarily working in the areas of religion, history, popular culture, ethics, and biblical studies. From 1999 to 2008, she was the Religion Book Review Editor for Publishers Weekly, and continues to write freelance reviews for PW as well as other publications.
She holds degrees in religion from Wellesley College and Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in American religious history from Columbia University. She speaks often to media about issues pertaining to religion in America, and has been interviewed by the Associated Press, Time, Newsweek, People, the Boston Globe, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsday, among other print publications, as well as “Voice of America,” the “Today” show, MSNBC, and NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Tell Me More,” and “Talk of the Nation.”
She is the author or co-author of many books, including The Prayer Wheel; Flunking Sainthood; What Would Buffy Do?; Mormonism for Dummies; and The Writer’s Market Guide to Getting Published. Her book The Twible: All the Chapters of the Bible in 140 Characters or Less . . . . Now with 68% More Humor! won first place in the non-fiction category in the Writer’s Digest Annual Self-Published Book Awards. Her book The Next Mormons: The Rising Generation of Latter-day Saints will be released in March 2019 from Oxford University Press.
She is a senior columnist for Religion News Service.