Bozoma Saint John: My Story of Love, Loss, and Survival

Bozoma Saint John is no stranger to adversity, and when her husband Peter died of cancer, she made one big decision: to live life urgently.

In her book The Urgent Life, she shares the highs and lows from her personal life and what she learned from these tragedies to build a life worth living even in times of darkness and brokenness.

She offers a hopeful message about coping with loss and grief and how to live life to the fullest.

Bozoma Saint John is an American businesswoman who started her career at Spike Lee’s advertising agency and has gone on to work at Pepsi, Apple Music, Uber, Endeavor, and most recently was the global chief marketing officer at Netflix.


This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.


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Photo by Lelanie Foster.

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Bozoma Saint John

Author, The Urgent Life: My Story of Love, Loss, and Survival; Twitter @badassboz

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In conversation with Gary Vaynerchuk

Entrepreneur; Chairman, VaynerX; CEO, VaynerMedia; Creator and CEO, VeeFriends; Twitter @garyvee