Roberta Beach Jacobson

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Roberta Beach Jacobson (born July 21, 1952) is an American journalist, humorist, and early ezine editor.

Roberta Beach Jacobson
Born July 21, 1952
Worcester, Ma
Occupation Writer, journalist
Nationality American
Genre Travel, essays, romance, humor, animals

Jacobson was born as Roberta Beach Johnson in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her first publication came at age 8 in Jack and Jill. After finishing high-school in 1970, she joined the United States Army which sent her to Germany. She remains an expatriate, saying "I prefer Europe. I'm where I want to be". (, 2004)

After leaving the armed forces, she followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, Robert K. Beach, and mother, Roberta Beach Johnson and became a journalist, joining the Stars & Stripes publication in Germany at the news desk, and later the city desk.

During her Stars & Stripes work, Jacobson drew attention from a column entitled, "Dear Bobby" that ran from the late 1980s to the early 1990s in the Shoppers Bi-Weekly News, distributed in Europe.

In 1996 Jacobson became a full-time freelance writer working for travel publications, translating books, and contributing to 55 anthologies published on four continents.

In 1999 she relocated to the far-flung Greek island of Karpathos, and became the editor of an early internet ezine, Kafenio. She also edited the ezines IslandMania (2001–2003) and InsiderEuropa (2001–2003).



Published works[edit]

  • Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and People who love Them, Mary A. Shafer, editor (Enspirio House, Word Forge Books 2008) ISBN 978-0-9771329-2-8
  • Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Theresa Peluso, editors (HCI, 2006) ISBN 0-7573-0555-5
  • Chocolate for a Woman's Heart, Kay Allenbaugh, Editor (Simon & Schuster, NYC, 2001) ISBN 0-684-84896-1
  • Chocolate for a Woman's Dreams, Kay Allenbaugh, editor (Simon & Schuster, NYC, 2001) ISBN 0-7432-1777-2
  • Dying for It: Tales of Sex and Death, Mitzi Szereto, editor (Avalon Publ., NYC, 2006) ISBN 1-56025-857-8
  • From the Heart – Stories of Love and Friendship, compiled by Kendall Bell (Coastal Village Press, Beaufort, SC) ISBN 1-882943-15-5
  • Kids, Have You Seen My Backpack? and Other Inspirational Stories of Non-Traditional Students: An Adult Learner Anthology, Donna Talarico, editor (iUniverse, Lincoln, NE, 2005) ISBN 0-595-34369-4
  • Living and Working in Germany, by Nick Daws (Survival Books, London,England, 2000) ISBN 1-901130-35-5
  • Mini World 2006-07, Keiji Naka, editor (Macmillan LanguageHouse, Tokyo, Japan, 2006) ISBN 4-7773-6057-1
  • Rite of Passage - Tales of Backpacking 'Round Europe, Lisa Johnson, Editor (Lonely Planet Publications, London) ISBN 1-74059-593-9
  • The Rocking Chair Reader - Memories from the Attic, Helen Kay Polaski, editor (Adams Media, Avon, MA) ISBN 1-59337-270-1
  • Sacred Fire, Maril Crabtree, editor (Adams Media, Avon, MA, 2006) ISBN 1-59337-366-X
  • Simple Pleasures of the Kitchen, collected by Susannah Seton (Conari Press, York Beach, ME) ISBN 1-57324-871-1
  • Slang, Paul Dickson (Atria, 1998) ISBN 0-671-54919-7
  • Stories of Strength, Jenna Glatzer, editor (, Morrisville, NC) ISBN 1-4116-5503-6
  • Travelers' Tales Greece, Larry Habegger, Sean O'Reilly and Brian Alexander, editors (Travelers' Tales Books, San Francisco CA, 2000) ISBN 1-885211-52-X
  • The New Official Rules, Paul Dickson (Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Inc. Boston, MA 1989) ISBN 0-201-55090-3
  • Unconditional Love, compiled by Avie Townsend (Heliographica, San Francisco, CA) ISBN 1-933037-38-5
  • Women Runners, Irene Reti and Bettianne Shoney Sien, editors (Breakaway Books, Halcottsville, NY, 2001) ISBN 1-891369-25-3
  • The Writer's Handbook 2002 edited by Elfrieda Abbe (Kalmbach Publ., Waukesha, WI, 2001) ISBN 0-87116-189-3
  • Friedemann Pfäfflin, Astrid Junge - SEX REASSIGNMENT. Thirty Years of International Follow-up Studies After Sex Reassignment Surgery: A Comprehensive Review, 1961-1991 (translated from German into American English by Roberta B. Jacobson and Alf B. Meier), Symposium publications IJT Electronic Books 1998

External links[edit]

  • Rite of Passage Review of Rite of Passage- Tales of Backpacking 'round Europe, Emma Rodgers, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Review of Rite of Passage by Victor Dwyer