Joie Davidow is the author of five published books. Her most recent work, An Unofficial Marriage, is a historical novel, set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 19th century Europe. It's the story of the love affair of two great artists — the revered Russian author, Ivan Turgenev, and the most celebrated opera singer of her day, Pauline Viardot-Garcia.
She was the founder of L.A. Style, the ground-breaking publication that chronicled the Los Angeles lifestyle, becoming the fastest growing regional magazine in the United States and winning numerous awards. She was a co-founder of the L.A. Weekly, a newspaper which has been an integral part of life in Los Angeles. She also launched the award-winning Sí magazine, a national lifestyle publication, in English, targeting the Latino market. Her frequent television appearances as a lifestyle commentator include such programs as the "Oprah Winfrey Show," "CBS This Morning,” CNN’” and many others. She has served as a consultant for such organizations as Weider Publications, Los Angeles magazine and others. Her feature articles have appeared in Metropolitan Home, Town & Country, Travel Holiday, Westways, Spafinder and other publications. She has lectured on current trends and conducted seminars at UCLA and for companies such as Benetton, Nordstrom and the Men’s Fashion Association. In 1989 she received the Liberty Hill Foundation’s Upton Sinclair award, for her role in the founding of L.A. Weekly. In 1995, she was named one of Publishing’s Most Dynamic Leaders by Folio:The Magazine for Magazine Management.
She currently lives in Umbria, with her dog, Maggie