Lisa Heffernan

Lisa Heffernan
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Lisa Heffernan is a writer and published author who has focused extensively on parenting and business. She runs a blog devoted to exploring the process of parenting through the high school and college years and beyond. She's the mother of three college-age and young adult sons.


  • Author of four books and a New York Times Bestselling author
  • 20+ years of professional writing experience


Lisa is an author and blogger and has written extensively about both business and parenting.  Her first book, Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success, was a New York Times Business Bestseller.  Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and The Huffington Post. She has appeared on the Today Show, the Katie Show and Fox and Friends. She coauthors a blog on raising teens and young adults, Grown and Flown, with Mary Dell Harrington, which has now also been turned into a print book.


Lisa holds an MBA and a master's degree in Urban Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also has a BA degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.

Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, San Diego
Location: New York
Title: Author

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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