Kelly Carlin

Author, Performer, host of The Kelly Carlin Show on SiriusXM Radio

Kelly Carlin loves tackling the big questions – What are we to do with this one life? Who do we want to be as a species? How does one create a life of depth, joy and meaning in a world that can’t slow down for 2 minutes? Whether she’s talking on her podcast, “Waking from the American Dream,” performing her solo show about her life and family, or interviewing today’s top comics on her SiriusXM show, “The Kelly Carlin Show,” Kelly pursues the big questions, and reveals unmined perspectives that opens minds and hearts. Most recently she’s done that in her highly acclaimed memoir, published by St. Martin’s Press in September 2015, “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing up with George,” where Kelly’s honesty, keen insight and humor is on full display. Lewis Black called it, “Honest, biting, savage, funny, sad, dark, and profound.” And Jay Mohr reveals her true gift by saying, “For anyone that has ever not been sure who they are, this book is for you. There is a landing spot. Let Kelly Carlin be your beacon.” When Kelly travels the country to speak in front of organizations, companies and non-profits, you’ll find her exploring the dark crevices and celebrating the sunny heights of her own life in service of being that beacon - calling forth women to become the truth tellers of world, inspiring the Secular Humanist community to define the meaning of life without religion, and challenging our culture’s thinking about death and loss by revealing the transformational power of grief.