jamail_yogisJaimal Yogis is an award-winning journalist and author. His first book, a best-selling comedic, coming-of-age memoir called Saltwater Buddha chronicled Jaimal’s running away to Hawaii at sixteen to learn to surf and find enlightenment. It was praised by The Times of London, Publishers Weekly, and selected as one of E!’s Best Summer Reads. It has been translated into numerous languages. A feature documentary film based on the book will premier in 2016. Saltwater Buddha. His second book, The Fear Project, mixed cutting edge neuro-psychology research about courage with his own attempts to be more brave: from diving with great white sharks and surfing Mavericks to taking more risks in writing and love, and was named a standout by Forbes. Jaimal is now finishing his third memoir for Harper Collins that follows him through his twenties when he lived in the Himalayas, Mexico, New York, and Indonesia. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Jaimal’s work has been featured in ESPN Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Magazine, AFAR, and many others. He is the recipient of the Leslie Rachel Sanders Award for Social Justice Reporting, a Maggie Award for Best Magazine Feature, and two Scripps Howard reporting grants. In 2010, The Commonwealth Club voted him “The New Face of San Francisco Media” for his popular writing in San Francisco Magazine.