Jaimal Yogis

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Jaimal Yogis, author of The Fear Project and Saltwater Buddha
The Fear Project by Jaimal Yogis
Saltwater Buddha by Jaimal Yogis
Jamaal Yogis is an author, journalist, and outdoorsman from California. His first book, a coming-of-age memoir called Saltwater Buddha, was praised by The Times of London, The Age, Publishers Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, and is currently being made into a film. His second book, The Fear Project, is a personal and journalistic investigation into mankind's most primal emotion. To report the story, Yogis plunged into the water with great white sharks, surfed big waves, visited some of the world’s most cutting-edge neuroscience labs, and interviewed some of the top extreme athletes and psychologists.

A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Yogis' magazine reporting has won awards like the 2005 Leslie Rachel Sanders Award for Social Justice Reporting, a 2007 Maggie Award for Best Magazine Feature, and two Scripps Howard reporting scholarships. In 2010, The Common Wealth Club voted him The New Face of San Francisco Media for his popular writing in San Francisco Magazine, thebolditalic.com, and The San Francisco Chronicle. His stories have also been published in ESPN Magazine, AFAR, Runner’s World, The Surfers Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and many others. He has been a guest-lecturer at UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and San Francisco State.

He is a crew member of Jamie Patrick's The Great Lake Swim.

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