BRAVE-ish: Best Book for the Strong Woman Zibby Awards 2023


Thank you to Zibby Owens, Zibby Media, Zibby’s Bookshop and the Zibby Awards! I am so honored that my memoir, Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After 50, is a finalist for their “BEST BOOK FOR THE STRONG WOMAN” for 2023!

Learn more about my book on my site,, and at Simon & Schuster

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I was honored that Zibby interviewed me for the nineteenth season of her podcast, Moms Don’t Have Time To Read, about my memoir, Brave-ish.

Zibby for joined me on my podcast, Make Your Own Map, to talk about her book!

Zibby’s Bookshop hosted a live event for my book with Chris Palmeri from Bloomberg!


You can read my book as a paperback, digital e-book or listen to the audiobook –and YES! I am the narrator! Remember small steps lead to BIG changes!

2023 Zibby Awards Runner-up: Best Book for The Strong Woman
2023 HEARTEN Book Awards Finalist for Inspiring & Uplifting Non-Fiction
2023 WINNER: Goody Business Book Awards: Memoir/Self-Help
Featured in Conde Nast Traveler Women Who Travel Book Club: 10 New Books We Can’t Wait to Read this Fall
As seen in Forbes Best New NonFiction


Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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