Jane Isay

Author of Secrets and Lies

Author of the forthcoming Mom Still Likes You Best: The Unfinished Business Between Siblings (Doubleday, May 4), Jane Isay spent over 40 years in the book business as an editor and publisher. She spent 15 years at the Yale University Press before coming to New York publishing, where she was an executive at Basic Books, Simon & Schuster, Addison-Wesley, Putnam, and Harcourt. For the next 25 years, she helped experts write for the general audience. She published Alice Miller (The Drama of the Gifted Child), Mary Pipher (Reviving Ophelia) Antonio Damasio (Descartes’ Error), and Rachel Simmons (Odd Girl Out), and also some outstanding nonfiction including Praying for Sheetrock, by Melissa Fay Greene, Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissinger, and Woe is I, by Patricia O’Conner.

She has served on the boards of a number of university presses and currently chairs the board of The New Press, in New York City. She and her husband live in Manhattan.