AbilityPath Authors Luncheon

October 16, 2021

Thank you for joining us for the 30th Annual Authors Luncheon – Cocktail Edition. It was wonderful to be with many of you in person again, and great to connect with those viewing from home. Julie Lythcott-Haims, Bryant Terry, Kathy Wang, and Paul O. Zelinsky were passionate and dynamic speakers. Our always entertaining Maureen Langan once again brought laughter and joy to make the evening memorable. We extend a special thank you to all our sponsors and donors who helped to make this evening possible.

If you missed the event, you can still view it below. You can also purchase the authors’ featured books and more here.

Meet our Authors!

Julie Lythcott-Haims
Best-selling Author and Former Stanford Dean
Note: Virtual Speaker

Featured Book: Your Turn: How to Be an Adult

Bryant Terry
Award-Winning Chef, Publisher, & Author

Featured Book: Black Food

Kathy Wang
Acclaimed Novelist

Featured Book: Impostor Syndrome

Paul O. Zelinsky
Caldecott Medal-Winning Illustrator

Featured Book: Red and Green and Blue and White

Meet our Host!

Maureen Langan
Award-Winning Broadcaster, Host, and Comedian

Thank You to our Sponsors


Stanley E. Hanson Foundation
Rachel and Simon Segars


Anonymous (x2)
Heidi Feldman and Jay McClelland
Laurie T. Jarrett
Christina Kenrick
Patty and Jim White


Breaking Glass Forums
Claudia Claussen
Nancy Drapkin
Goldman Sachs Gives on behalf of Tammy Kiely
Ellen Jones
John McNellis
Katie and Bryan Neider
Jenn Wagstaff Hinton and John Hinton
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation


Thomas and Wallace Brunner
Carrie Drake
Ellen and Tom Ehrlich
Sara and Mike Hammond
David and Mary Kabakov
Alicia and Merrill Newman
Judith and David Richardson
Elizabeth Wolf

In-Kind Donors

Great American Framing Company
Homewood Suites by Hilton of Palo Alto

Media Sponsors

Nob Hill Gazette
Palo Alto Weekly
Palo Alto Online
San Mateo Daily Journal

Book Partner


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