Jennifer  Matesa

Jennifer Matesa

Jennifer Matesa has written about health and life transformation for more than twenty years, including Navel-Gazing: The Days and Nights of a Mother in the Making, Knowing Stephanie, and just released THE RECOVERING BODY: Physical and Spiritual Fitness for Living Clean and Sober. In 2010 she established the blog Guinevere Gets Sober (, for which she has interviewed many scientists, practitioners, authors, and ordinary folks with stories about recovering from addiction. She has contributed to many publications, and has taught writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 2012 she has regularly educated groups of medical students about ways to prevent, identify, and respond to addiction in their patients. In 2013 she was awarded a yearlong fellowship with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in recognition of her public education about the human potential to heal.