Ms. Napoli is sponsored by TCI Wealth Advisors
Lisa Napoli is the author of "Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave it All Away." BookPage Top Pick in Nonfiction, November 2016.
Kirkus review says,"A dual biography of the man who made McDonald's ubiquitous and his third wife, who, after his death, spent the last two decades of her life becoming one of most generous philanthropists in American history. Journalist Napoli intended to write a sole biography of Joan Kroc (1928-2003), but she wisely decided to first document the life of Ray Kroc (1902-1984), who rose to become a billionaire via fast food after decades of marginal success as a traveling salesman." Lisa's first book, "Radio Shangri-La," chronicled her time in and around the kingdom of Bhutan, where she was invited to help start a radio station at the dawn of democratic rule.
Lisa grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. She lives in downtown Los Angeles and runs a volunteer cooking club at a women's shelter on Skid Row.