Jane Howard (journalist)

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Jane Temple Howard (1935-1996) was an American journalist, author, and editor. She worked at Life magazine from 1956 to 1972. She contributed articles to many publications and wrote several books; most well-known was her biography of Margaret Mead.[1]

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Jane Howard on the back cover of her first book, Please Touch,1970

In her book, "Families", 1978, she writes:

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.


  • 1970: "Please Touch: A Guided Tour of the Human Potential Movement", ISBN 0-3852-8766-6
  • 1973: "A Different Woman", ISBN 0-3800-0079-2
  • 1978: "Families", ISBN 0-7658-0468-9
  • 1984: "Margret Mead: A Life", ISBN 0-4499-0497-0


  1. ^ "Jane Howard papers, ca.1930-1996". Archival Collection. Columbia University Libraries. Retrieved 12 December 2013.

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