Josiane Chriqui

Josiane is a recovering business book author of two international best-selling sales books. After suffering a writer’s mid-life crisis, Josiane traded writing “how-to” tips and quizzes for personal essays that probe into the “why?” Her brave and quirky writing explores her colorful life as a modern elder. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is currently working on a full-length memoir titled “Swim September and Other Essays.” She can be reached at josiane.chriqui@gmail.com

Swimming the San Francisco Bay at 60

Swim September San Francisco empties in early September. Twenty-five million tourists inundate this forty-six-square-mile city during the summer months. The brisk fog startles and confuses them. They chase the sun as they flock to Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square and Aquatic Park. Shivering, they buy emergency hoodies and snap...