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About Patty

About Patty

Author, blogger, speaker, mom.

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The Book

The Book

The surprise of my life was that facing fears was a path to joy. Inspiring stories and expert advice on conquering the little things that hold you back from a lot.

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The Blog

The Blog

All about trying new things and making changes in midlife.

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Facing Forty Upside Down

Patty Chang Anker, author of SOME NERVE: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave, blogs about facing fears, making changes, and creating more happiness in midlife.

Eric Liu Doesn’t Hyphenate Who He Is (Chinese American) – What about you?

Eric Liu Doesn’t Hyphenate Who He Is (Chinese American) – What about you?

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Sep 17, 2014

When you walk around in the West with an Asian face, the questions “What are you?” or “Where are you from?”  are ones you get used to answering. “Where are you from?” was always the easier one - I could answer “Columbia,...

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On 9/11, Remembering, Honoring, Preparing for the Tunnel2Towers Fundraising Run/Walk

On 9/11, Remembering, Honoring, Preparing for the Tunnel2Towers Fundraising Run/Walk

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Sep 11, 2014

The day the World Trade Center towers fell I was working at The New York Times in the media relations department. Very quickly the discussion was around which reporters in the vicinity were headed to the scene. While most people’s instincts would be to get away,...

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Join Team #SomeNerve for Tunnel2Towers 5K Run & Walk and Tour de Bronx Bike Ride!

Join Team #SomeNerve for Tunnel2Towers 5K Run & Walk and Tour de Bronx Bike Ride!

Posted by Patty Chang Anker on Sep 8, 2014

Mark your calendars: Team #SomeNerve will be participating in the Tunnel2Towers 5K Run & Walk on September 28 in NYC and in the Tour de Bronx Bike Ride on October 26 in, you guessed it, the Bronx. I hope you’ll join us! Here’s why:  The Tunnel2Towers...

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